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Task: Crop a Picture

To crop a picture, open any image and follow these steps:

1.
Select the Crop tool from the toolbox or press C on the keyboard. (It looks like two overlapped pieces of L-shaped matboard—the same tool artists use to help compose paintings.)

2.
Starting at the top-left corner of the selection, drag your mouse down and to the right, across the picture, while holding the mouse button down.

3.
Notice the small boxes at the corners and midpoints of each side. These are handles. Drag the handles on the cropping box to make the box smaller or larger and fine-tune the selection. Click in the middle of the selection and move it around on the image. Rotate the bounding box. The area outside the box will be dimmed.

4.
After you have the cropping box placed where you want it, double-click inside it to delete the area outside the box.


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