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Cropping in Photoshop Lightroom

By Chris Orwig

Adobe Systems has graciously provided some clips for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. These particular clips feature host Chris Orwig. In this movie, host Chris Orwig discusses cropping in Photoshop Lightroom. He starts by creating a custom 4x5 ratio image to show that you can crop using custom settings.

He shows how to lock down the crop or modify it to constrain the proportions. He shows how to apply the crop to another image using the keyboard commands and goes into the file to determine how to crop his image.

He details how to rotate an image to create a more interesting and dynamic photo, and recommends experimenting with cropping to see different looks of the same image.




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Chris Orwig is a faculty member of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He is a professional freelance photographer, interactive designer, educator, and consultant. Included among his clients are companies such as Disney, Nissan, Activision, and J-Records. Yet, more important to him than his client list is his passion for photography. Chris describes this passion with the words of the great photographer Marc Riboud, "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second."
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