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How to crop things

Use crop to change the dimensions of a selection or your canvas.

Cropping in SketchBook for Desktop (Pro)

Not available to Free users

You can reduce the size/dimensions of a selection or your overall canvas. See the section below that fits your needs.

Cropping an area (Pro)

Not available to Free users

  1. In the toolbar, tap Crop Crop.
  2. Tap-drag and select an area to be cropped.
  3. Use the Cropping tools to precisely increase or decrease the selected region and cancel or commit to the action. Anything outside the selection is deleted.

Cropping tools

  • To increase or decrease the cropped area, change the Crop Width or Crop Height in the Crop toolbar. If you want to lock the width/height ratio, tap Crop Width or Crop Height in the Crop toolbar, then change one of the values.
  • To cancel the cropping of the selection, tap cancel.
  • To go forward with the cropping of the selected area, tap accept.

Cropping the canvas (Pro)

Not available to Free users

Use this option to change the size of your canvas.

  1. In the menu bar, select Image > Canvas Size. In the Canvas Size window, set size of the canvas, using inches, cm, or mm.
  2. Tap the Anchor interface to specify how to crop the canvas.

    Crop's Anchor interface

  3. When finished, tap OK.

Cropping in SketchBook for Mobile

SketchBook for Mobile doesn’t currently have a Crop tool. However, if you’ve imported or scaled an image and you notice is has been cropped, this is due to the content being resized and expanded beyond the size of the canvas (not your view). If you undo this action, you can restore the content; otherwise, it will be lost.

Cropping in SketchBook for Windows 10

SketchBook for Windows 10 doesn’t currently have a Crop tool. However, if you’ve imported or scaled an image and you notice is has been cropped, this is due to the content being resized and expanded beyond the size of the canvas (not your view). If you undo this action, you can restore the content; otherwise, it will be lost.

Updated on November 13, 2017

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