by Julieanne Kost

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July 10, 2009

Update! Click here (Essential Tips for Cropping in Photoshop CC) to see essential tips related to Cropping in Photoshop CC in a single post.

When compositing several images into one document I often find that a portion of a layer will end up being positioned outside of the visible image area. Photoshop, of course, is still keeping track of this information (in case I choose to reposition the layer), but when I’m certain that I will no longer need it, I will choose Select > All and then Image > Crop. This eliminates unnecessary information outside or beyond the visible image area and will typically help to keep my file size more manageable