Cropping race car images like a pro


Ever wonder how professional magazine editors crop out photos?

It's actually a pretty simple process, but you need to understand the powerful tools that Adobe Photoshop has to offer (no, not the magic wand tool. Please…). This course is just under 1 hour long but will save you hours of time on future print projects, such as hero cards, posters, signage and more.

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Created by: Ray VanDerLinden

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Create clean, crisp cropped images

If you regularly have projects that consist of posters, hero cards, and signage that includes cars or any type of project that requires cropping, this mini course is absolutely perfect for you!

What is image cropping?
(From Wikipedia) Cropping refers to the removal of the outer parts of an image to improve framing, accentuate subject matter or change aspect ratio.

You will learn how to get clean and crisp photo edges on all the items you crop. In this mini course you will walk through step by step instructions for cropping out one race car, however the information contained in this course will translate to any type of photo for any type of use. The cropping techniques used in this course will make your print and media designs appear seamless, smooth and professional. The skills learned in this video course have the potential to earn you more jobs from higher paying customers. These skills should be in every graphic designers toolbox!

When you crop out a race car and use it in your print and digital media, it should never look obvious, strange, out of place. All of the art should flow together as one smooth piece. Using the best cropping practices can turn each of your design projects into professional masterpieces. Additionally, you will defiantly pick up some other Photoshop hints, tips and shortcuts along the way.

Access to this course requires a one time payment for life time access. You will be able to view the course as many times as you want for as long as you want. Access to the lesson videos will be in your account forever. The Image used in the vidoe lessons will be provided so you can follow along.

What you will learn:

  • Important Photoshop shortcuts
  • The absolute best cropping practices
  • The proper way to create an image mask
  • Time saving tips
  • Recovering the darkest areas of the photos for crop edge
  • How to create clean and natural crop edges
  • How to eliminate guess work when choosing what to crop out
  • The fastest way to clean up mistakes
  • Easily recover removed portions of the image
  • How to fix irregularities in your crop lines
  • How to create guaranteed professional results
  • Same practices used by professionals in magazines and high end publications

Additional information


Adobe Photoshop CS3 or above

Skill level

Novice – Pro

Course run time

55 minutes


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