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Cropping an Object

Cropping allows you to cut off the top, bottom, left, or right edges of an object. You can use cropping to improve the composition of a photo, isolate a particular element in an object, or remove unwanted artifacts from the edges of scaled-down video.

To crop an object:

1.
Select the Crop mode by selecting it from the pop-up menu in the Toolbar, pressing the Tab key until it appears, or Control-clicking the object in the Canvas to bring up the shortcut menu.

2.
Drag the appropriate bounding box control handle:

  • The handles in the middle of each side move just that side (Figure 4.21).

    Figure 4.21. To crop one side, move the middle handle of the side you want to crop. Here it is the right side.

  • The corner handles move both adjacent sides (Figure 4.22).

    Figure 4.22. Drag a corner handle to move both sides at once.

✓ Tips

  • To keep the aspect ratio of the cropped edges fixed, hold down the Shift key while dragging a corner handle.

  • Once you have corner pinned an object, you can no longer crop it in the Canvas. You can, however, change the Crop parameters in the Properties tab of the Inspector (see “Making Transformations in the Properties Tab” later in this chapter).


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