Step 4: Edit for Polish


Your artwork will not look its best with images straight from the camera. Editing them on a computer or tablet using one of the many readily-available photo software programs or apps adds a polished look.

And there is one edit that’s a must for every image—crop it.


Click on the video (above) to watch the lesson. Open the Lesson Guide (button below) for a transcript of the video. It has space to make notes and a worksheet if you download and print a copy.

The short worksheet at the end of the Lesson Guide will guide you through cropping one of your images. Complete the worksheet with the editing software or app open in front of you.

Open the forum discussion (button below) and reply with your questions about cropping images. If you’re having trouble with cropping an image, reply in the forum with the name of the editing software or app and describe the problem. One of your fellow students or I will try to assist you. I encourage you to reply with any other questions or comments about the lesson, too.

Once you’re finished, use the button below to mark the lesson complete (click it again to mark the lesson as incomplete). Use the buttons at the bottom to go to the next lesson, the previous lesson, or the lesson index.

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