Often I’ll ask you for a 700x700px 100% crop if we’re discussing noise or focus or any small-detail problems. This tutorial explains how.
Press M to choose your Marquee Tool:
In the Options Bar, change the Style to "Fixed Size":
IMPORTANT: Make sure the Feather is 0px:
Enter "700px" in both the Width and Height fields:
IMPORTANT: Always type the "px". Otherwise it might default to 700 inches or 700 centimeters or something.
Single-click on your photo and the 700×700 marching ants box will appear. Then click in the middle of it to drag it to exactly where you want it:
Go to the Image menu and choose Crop:
And there it is – your 700×700 piece of image:
Now save it as a jpeg, ready to upload for me to see.
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