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Photoshop Elements 11: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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4. Cropping and Straightening Images

Have you ever captured a photo, then looked at it later and realized it would be much better if only you had gotten a little closer to your subject, or if a person was to the left of the frame instead of the center? Or maybe the shot is great except for a trash can peeking into the edge of the frame. The ability to crop an image can instantly improve the composition of a photo or remove unwanted elements at its borders.

Another common annoyance is a photo that’s just a bit off-kilter. Using Elements’ straightening tools, you can bend that horizon back into line (or skew it further for a dramatic effect).

Cropping an Image

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