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How do I save cropped photo as separate image/JPEG??

Community Beginner ,
Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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Hi,

 

I would really appreciate some help. First time user using on Windows. 

 

Have a photograph of a quilt trying to crop. Quilt is not true rectangle and so can't use regular crop, so used magnetic crop tool around edges and works great. However, when I right click image and 'save selection' Photoshop still saves edges around crop. I essentially want cropped edges to be the edge of the photo. Probably something v simple am not doing! 

 

Thanks!!

 

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Community Expert , Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

Use the perspective crop tool

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Hi

It would help if you posted the image in question, but once you have the selection made you can hit CTRL + J to copy the selection to it's own layer

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As Ged mentioned, it would probably help if you shared a copy of the image. Are you trying to crop to the edge of the image or quilt? The final image will need to be either a rectangle or square.

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@MrT41 wrote:

Quilt is not true rectangle and so can't use regular crop, so used magnetic crop tool around edges and works great.

 


  • There is not a tool called "Magnetic Crop Tool", but there is a Magnetic Lasso tool for making a selection when there is a good contrast.
  • The Crop tool will discard the unwanted area by default and will always crop in a rectangle. Images are always rectangles.

 

One thing you might try is to

  • use the Rectangular Selection tool "M" to make a rough selection,
  • then go to the Select menu (not Edit) and choose Transform Selection
    Hold down the Control key to adjust each corner independently, then accept the transformation
  • Save the selection as you did before (optional)
  • Add a Layer Mask to hide the part outside the selection (icon at bottom of Layers panel)
  • Crop tool "C" and crop as needed if necessary, then accept the crop
  • Save in a format that supports layers and transparency: psd or tiff
  • After saving, use Save As a Copy to save in the final format. Note that some formats such as JPEG do not support transparency and the transparent pixels will become the color of your Background Swatch (white by default). PNG supports transparency.

 

Ask again if this isn't clear or does not answer your question.

 

Jane

 

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Use the perspective crop tool

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks, the perspective crop tool worked great!! Once rectangle I was then able to use regular crop tool to further trim edges. Thanks again!

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks Guys! 

 

Here is a mock up of quilt that will hopefully demonstrate issue. It is a patchwork quilt with a solid pink border. Quilt photographed on white sheet from top of stairs. As can see from second image if straight crop to edge of right corner it looks v uneven on the left corner showing large area of white sheet. I used magnetic lasso tool (not crop....my bad) to edge but then couldn't save it. But yes, ultimately image needs to be rectangular so will I always have this issue!?! I think problem is photo partly rotated but also as handmade quilt not true rectangle. 

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You do not understand the basics.  The Crop tool is your document Canvas tool. It can cut and add Canvas area.   A Document canvas is rectangle.  A matrix of pixels   X columns Y rows.  I believe what you what you do is mask you documents canvas area so only your quilt pixels are visible.  You has as second problem in that Jpeg File format does not support transparency.  Canvas Area can not be mask off you need use a File formats that supports transparency like PNG to hide the area you do not want to be visible

image.pngQuilt.png

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Hi JJMack,

 

Thank you. You are certainly correct about me not understanding the basics!!

 

As per my recent post the perspective tool worked great or good enough for my purposes anyway. The only thing I did have trouble with was the mouse did not allow precise/gradual enough cropping and assume there is a way to crop much more precisely.

 

The finished image was after was the squared section with the solid pink border as this the quilt edging. So, your final image plus the pink border.

 

Thanks again,

 

T

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Adobe has many selection tools.  Many new users are intimidated by the pen tools. You really need to learn how to use them.  Its well worth the effort. When it come right down to it they are not difficult to use.  Perspective crop will work well  when your quilt is on a flat surface like a floor in a photograph. It will not work well when the quilt held up or  covering a bed. The pen tools will always work.  Select subject/object may work well. Quick Selection tool etc. Pen tools produce smooth edges

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Dec 29, 2021 Dec 29, 2021

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Thanks. Yes, photographed on hall floor from top of stairs. But photographed from bottom edge of rectangle as couldn't get right over centre, so this may have caused some distortion. But perspective crop has done some magic. 

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