Cropping and resizing 101


Your logo design files come as high resolution, uncropped images to ensure best possible quality. With social media changing recommended sizes every couple of months, the original logo files need to be in the highest quality possible to ensure they can be adjusted to the right size in the future.

So you have just got hold of your perfect image, Logo or design and you need to reduce its size or crop it. There are lots of ways you can easily do this yourself. Here are some solutions:


How to crop documents in Preview on Mac

  1. Open the file you want to crop in Preview.

  2. Click the Show Markup Toolbar button. ...

  3. Click, hold, and drag on the file to create a selection.

  4. Click, hold, and drag on any of the blue dots to resize the selection if needed.

  5. Use the Command - K keyboard shortcut to crop the image. How To Resize and Crop a Picture with Windows Photo Editor


How To Resize and Crop a Picture with Windows Photo Editor

  1. Open Windows Photo Gallery. Click the 'Start' button on the home screen of your computer and type 'photo gallery' into the search bar. ...

  2. Choose a Photo to Edit. When you first open Photo Gallery, you will see a directory of all the pictures on your computer. ...

  3. Crop the Photo. ...

  4. Edit the Crop. ...

  5. Resizing.


How to crop in Photoshop        

    1. From the toolbar, select the Crop Tool. Crop borders display on the edges of the photo.

    2. Draw a new cropping area or drag the corner and edge handles to specify the crop boundaries in your photo.

    3.(Optional) Specify the Crop options using the Control bar.

    4.Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) to crop the photo.


How to crop in Illustrator

  1. Open or create a file in Adobe Illustrator.

  2. Click on the Selection Tool.

  3. Click on the image you want to crop.

  4. Click on Crop Image.

  5. Click on and drag the crop marks in the corners and sides of the image.

  6. Click on Apply.


Cropping online for social media

It will resize your file for the following (just select and upload to the website resize from the options and download in formalist of format options)

PS. If you are looking to create a specific size, for example a Facebook cover image, the easiest way to do it is with Canva.

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