Cropping tips and tricks

Unless you want all your headshots to look like passport photos, you sometimes need to crop into the head. Cropping into the forehead can give a more intimate portrait and draws the viewer into the eyes - but don’t crop below the hairline. Also look out for the ears: cropping into the ears can look messy, so either include them...

Improve any portrait

In this feature, we explain some of the most essential edits - the kind of techniques you can use to good effect on practically any portrait image. First we take an in-depth look at cropping for portraits, and explain how to crop with clipping masks for a perfectly balanced triptych.