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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Using the Crop Tool to Add More Canvas Area Step One: Open the image that you want to add white canvas area to. Press the letter D to set your Background color to its default color of white. Now press Command­- (Minus key) (PC: Control­- [Minus key]) to zoom out a bit (so your image doesn't take up your whole screen), and then press the letter F. This lets you see the gray desk- top area that surrounds your image. (Note: In the Layers palette, ensure the Background layer is active if you have more than one layer.) I know the heading here 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 a smaller size) actually make the canvas area (white space) around your photo larger?That's what I'm going to show you. Step Two: Press the letter C to switch to the Crop tool and drag out a cropping marquee border to any random size (it doesn't matter how big or little the marquee is at this point). 118 Chapter 4 Resizing and Cropping ©SCOTT KELBY