Cropping a layer

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2020-04-21 07:20:37

Hi, I can't crop a layer:
- I have a background layer
- I have add two images (as new layers)
- I have resize the images (like two portrait pics)

I now will remove space at both side of the pics (layers). How can I do that?
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2020-04-22 13:55:24

Hi Cees, it might seem a little counterintuitive at first, but to crop a layer, you don't use the Crop tool. That's designed to crop the entire image/design. To crop individual layers, you'd need to use the Rectangular Selection tool (or some of the other selection tools, based on the shape you need). Here's one way of doing this:

1. In the Layers sidebar, click to select the layer you'd like crop
2. Choose the Rectangular Selection tool
3. Draw a selection of the areas you'd like to keep
4. Choose Edit > Invert Selection (or press the Shift-Command-I keyboard shortcut) and then choose Edit > Delete (or press the Backspace key)
5. Chose Edit > Deselect (or press the Command-D keyboard shortcut) to clear your selection

Hope that helps!
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2020-04-24 12:01:38

Hi Andrius,

Many thanks! Its works
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2020-04-26 15:13:06

Awesome, glad to hear it!
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2020-05-14 15:50:46

I've been trying to figure out a way to crop layers. Thanks for this tip! I was going crazy!
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2020-05-15 13:27:29

Heh, you aren't the first to get stumped by this — glad to hear you were eventually able to find this thread.