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Photoshop Tip: Crop portrait images

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
November 20, 2012

Quickly make a person centre of the image in Photoshop using the Crop tool

Crop tool

When cropping a portrait image with the Crop tool, a great way to get a person’s face perfectly central is to hold Opt/Alt and drag from the nose.

This will make the person the centre of focus in the image, and you can keep enlarging the cropping area to increase how much of the background you want to the see.