Crop Tool Broke - newbie Q

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Steph, May 15, 2007.

  1. Steph

    Steph Guest

    My Crop tool's suddenly gone wrong. It won't allow me to select an
    irregular rectangle, but insists I can only have a dotted lined rectangle of
    fixed proportions. Can't fathom out how to get it back to normal. Did I
    accidentally click something?

    (Reinstalling is not an option - I'm in a controlled IT environment - they
    have the control!)
    Steph, May 15, 2007
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  2. Steph

    Mister Max Guest

    Yes you did!

    In the Crop tool bar at the top of the screen, click on Clear. This will
    remove the fixed proportions that you have entered.
    (If you are using an older version of PS with no Clear button, just remove
    the dimensions that you selected.)

    - Max
    Mister Max, May 15, 2007
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  3. Steph

    Infinitech Guest

    You have entered a fixed dimension in the tool bar, just press "erase" and
    it will go
    Infinitech, May 15, 2007
  4. Check the settings in the settings bar. You probably filled in a fixed
    width there.
    Johan W. Elzenga, May 15, 2007
  5. Steph

    Steph Guest

    Thanks all - I'll check it out back at work tomorrow. Don't remember
    putting any dimensions in, but heyho - another senior moment.
    (I can't access NGs from work either - one of the joys of working in a
    pharmaceutical plant :))
    Steph, May 15, 2007
  6. Steph

    edjh Guest

    Note for the future: Reinstalling usually wouldn't fix a problem like
    this (if there really had been a problem here). Look into
    Trashing/Resetting Preferences, which you CAN do and fixes a lot of
    problems when weird things start happening)
    edjh, May 16, 2007
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