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Cream of the Crop: cropping and resizing > Using the Crop Tool to Add More Canv...

Using the Crop Tool to Add More Canvas Area

I know the heading for this technique doesn’t make much sense—“Using the Crop Tool to Add More Canvas Area.” How can the Crop tool (which is designed to crop photos to smaller sizes) actually make the canvas area (white space) around your photo larger? That’s what I’m going to show you.

Step One

Open the image to which you want to add additional blank canvas area. Press the letter D to set your Background color to its default white.


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