by Julieanne Kost

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June 10, 2014

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

To use the Crop tool to add canvas to your image, drag out a crop and release the mouse. Then, drag the crop handles outside of the image area and apply the crop. The area outside of the image will be added to the canvas. Note: to add transparency around the image (instead of filling the added space with the background color) convert the Background into a layer by selecting Layer > New > Layer From Background (or by clicking on the lock icon to the right of the word Background in the Layers panel).


  • By Tom Rhyne - 3:49 AM on June 13, 2014  

    Only in Photoshop? Or does this also now work in Lightroom? Didn’t see any statement in your post bu assumed it was Photoshop only since you refer to layers…

    • By Julieanne Kost - 10:41 AM on June 13, 2014  

      Sorry, Photoshop only!