How to Crop on Photoshop: Adding a Realistic Moon to Your Image

Crop a photo From the toolbar, select the Crop Tool . ... Draw a new cropping area or drag the corner and edge handles to specify the crop boundaries in your photo. (Optional) Specify the Crop options using the Control bar. ... Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) to crop the photo.

Photoshop is a powerful tool that can help you create stunning images. However, it’s not always straightforward, and some tasks might require a bit of know-how. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add a realistic moon to your image and crop it on Photoshop.

First, we need to place the embedded image of the moon on our canvas. However, when we try to crop it, we realize that we can only crop the full-size image, even when selecting just the layer with the moon on it.

To fix this, we need to right-click on the image and convert it to a smart object. This action makes Photoshop remember the original image when we make changes to it. Then, we double-click on the image to open it in a new tab.

Now we can crop the image as we want. In this example, we cropped it to have a nice full moon. Once we finish, we hit Enter and save the image. However, we still need to save the changes to the original image by pressing Control + S.

If we want to remove the background, we can use the magic eraser tool. However, we need to rasterize the image first. Once we do that, we can save the image, and we’re done!

By following these simple steps, we’ve added a realistic moon to our cartoon image. We hope you found this tutorial helpful and straightforward. Remember to convert the image to a smart object, double-click to open it in a new tab, and save your changes to the original image.

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Where is the crop tool in Photoshop?
Select the Crop tool in the Photoshop toolbox (also known as the Tools bar). Its icon looks like two intersecting right angles. To locate it quickly, just press the letter C on your keyboard. To make a crop selection, hold down the left mouse button and drag a rectangle across the image.
How do I crop a separate image in Photoshop?
You can crop layers in Photoshop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + C on PC or Cmd + Option + C on a Mac. This automatically creates the crop frame around your layer. Then, move it around as desired.
What is the shortcut for crop in Photoshop?
To select the Crop Tool, rather than grabbing it from the Toolbar, just tap the letter C on your keyboard. Press "C" to select the Crop Tool.
How do I crop and resize in Photoshop?
Open your image in Photoshop.Resize your image as needed. ... Go to “Image,” located at the top of the window.Select “Canvas Size.”A new window will open.Select “inches” for the unit of measurement.Input the width and height you desire.Click, “OK.”More items...