Don’t crop. Use Photoshop’s Trim feature.


Sometimes after working with images on a transparent background, you’re left with extra space around your object. Cropping the image precisely can be tricky, especially if you have soft shadow edges.

This is where Photoshop’s Trim command comes in so handy (choose Image > Trim in Photoshop’s menu).

Creative Techs Tip: Don’t crop. Use Photoshop’s Trim feature.

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Gosh. I’ve been using Photoshop professionally for 12+ years, but I never knew what the trim command was for (and, of course, never bothered to find out!). As it turns out, it’s pretty handy! I’m going to start using it today. Thank you!

  2. I’m always surprised that more people don’t know about that little tool… It’s quite handy!

  3. thanks. very useful.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I never knew.