How to Remove Margins in Photoshop

Written by craig witt
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Adobe Photoshop is a professional-grade graphics editing application that allows you to view, create and edit digital images. To remove margins from an image file, use the Rectangular Marquee tool that allows you to delete them from one or more sides of the image.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Open." Locate the file containing the margins you want to remove and then double-click its icon.

  2. 2

    Select the "Rectangular Marquee Tool" icon from the toolbar on the left side of the window. This icon is represented by a square with a border made of dashed lines.

  3. 3

    Click once at the top-left corner of the portion of the image that you want to keep after removing the margins, and then hold your click. For example, if your image has a half-inch black margin around its perimeter, click once at the top-left corner of the content that sits inside the margin and then hold your click.

  4. 4

    Drag your cursor until you reach the bottom-right corner of the portion of the image that you want to keep after removing the margins, and then release your click. For example, if your image has a half-inch black margin around its perimeter, drag your cursor until you reach the bottom-right corner of the content that sits inside the margin and then release your click. An animated, dashed-line border appears around the selected area.

  5. 5

    Click "Image" in the top menu bar and select "Trim."

  6. 6

    Check the "Top," "Bottom," "Left" and "Right" boxes below the "Trim Away" heading and then click "OK." The margins sitting outside the are you selected previously are removed from the image.

  7. 7

    Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Save" to confirm your changes.

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