What you'll need
Create a crop boundary
- Go to the Tools panel and select the Crop tool. A crop boundary appears around your photo.
Choose crop options in the Options bar
- Uncheck Delete Cropped Pixels, so you can recover any areas you crop away.
- Check Content-Aware, so Photoshop will automatically fill in any transparent edges around a crop with matching content.
Set the size and shape of the crop
- Drag the edges of the crop boundary to set the size and shape of the crop.
- Hold the Shift key and drag from a corner if you want the cropped photo to have the same proportions as the original.
Position the photo in the crop boundary
- Click inside the crop boundary and drag to position the photo. The part of the photo outside the boundary will be cropped away.
Straighten the photo
- If horizontal or vertical items in the photo aren’t straight, click outside a corner of the crop boundary and drag to rotate the photo until it looks straight.
Or select the Straighten tool in the Options bar and drag a line part way along an item in the photo that should be straight, like a horizon.
When you’re done, click the checkmark in the Options bar to accept your changes.
Want to make changes to the crop?
- If you want to change the crop, select the Crop tool and click on the image to view the cropped away areas. Repeat the steps above to re-crop.