fine line-by-line cropping

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Tim923, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Tim923

    Tim923 Guest

    I am scanning old school photos. The photos are glued to colored paper
    to serve as a frame.

    I scanned them revealing some of the frame since I didn't want to
    leave any part of the original photo out.

    Is there a way to do a careful fine crop on each 4 sides removing
    lines of pixels one at a time with a repeated key stroke.

    I know about adjusting Canvas Size, but it's slow.
    Tim923, Sep 16, 2006
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    I used to run into a similar problem doing film scans and picking up
    parts of the mount ... one easy way is to use the Crop tool, set the
    'shield' option, zoom out so you can see the entire image and draw the
    crop box, go to 100% zoom and look at the corners and adjust the crop
    box as needed, then accept the cropping.

    Bill Hilton, Sep 16, 2006
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    j Guest

    If the background (outside the frame) has a singular color, (or can be
    selected using the magic wand), then you can use the TRIM option.

    Otherwise, if you want one-pixel cropping horizontal or vertical, go to the
    marquee selection. It has one-pixel vertical and horizontal options. Just
    click to make the marquee, and arrow keys to move it.
    j, Sep 16, 2006
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