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Crop Creative Shapes

Example: Cropping into round or irregular non-rectangular shapes

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Photos cropped into fun shapes.

Before: Plain rectangle. After: Photos cropped into fun or unusual shapes.

Photo © J. Bear
Used sparingly, photos cropped into unusual or unexpected shapes can add a special touch to a newsletter or scrapbook layout or make a plain photograph more interesting. It would probably be best to use a consistent crop shape -- such as mug shots all in stars or ovals -- in a single publication rather than using a variety of unusual crops.

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