Lightroom Crop Overlays – Cropping With The Golden Ratio + More! (HIDDEN Crop Tools!)

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Cropping in lightroom - Here are the hidden features of the lightroom crop tool!

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Lightroom Crop Overlays – Cropping With The Golden Ratio + More! (HIDDEN Crop Tools!)

Cropping In Lightroom Hidden Features!

pin Lightroom Crop Tool Hidden Features Rule Of Thirds Leading Lines Golden Ratio Aspect Ratio Preview

There is more to Lightroom’s Crop Tool than meets the eye.

Lightroom has a great crop tool built in that most of us are familiar with. But did you know Lightroom has crop overlays? By default, Lightroom shows the rule of thirds for cropping, but Lightroom has some secret cropping overlay options you probably didn’t even know existed! In lightroom its possible to crop with the rule of thirds, crop with the golden ratio, leading lines, and more – using the humble lightroom crop tool overlays! Heres how:

Lightroom Crop Overlays

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hey guys Ryan here at signature edits
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and I wanted to take a second to show
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you a sweet trick that you can use in
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the Lightroom crop tool that you
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probably had no idea existed let’s do it
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okay so why am I so excited about this
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tool because I’ve been using Lightroom
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for a long time probably seven or eight
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years and I’ve grown pretty familiar
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with everything that Lightroom has to
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offer but it would appear that I still
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don’t know everything and that’s one
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thing I love about Lightroom you’re
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always learning something new now if I
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press the R key on my keyboard I’m going
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to pull up the crop tool this is
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something you’re probably familiar with
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if you’re not you should definitely
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check out the Lightroom beginners course
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now if you know about this already wait
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for it okay if we go to our keyboard and
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while we’re using the crop to what we
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press oh whoa it turns out that
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Lightroom actually has several different
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overlays you can use when you’re
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planning the composition of your image
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that are not just the plain old boring
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rule of thirds now rule of thirds is
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super helpful I use this tool all the
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time and I was perfectly happy with it
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but now that I know that I have access
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to this one for diagonal lines or this
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one for different symmetry or this guy
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or the golden rule or this beautiful
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thing that lets me preview where my
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different crops are going to be for
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different aspect ratios on my photos
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that makes me pretty happy because now I
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have access to more tools now one other
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thing I should add if you press shift o
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you can actually change the layout of
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some of these different overlays so
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moving the golden rule around our image
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or moving our aspect ratio is that sort
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of a thing so I am so excited about this
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new crop tool I hope it is helpful for
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you if it was please hit the like button
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don’t forget to subscribe and if there
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is a Lightroom trick that you already
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know about and I don’t please leave it
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in the comments below did you already
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know this existed if so please let me
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know about it I want to know because you
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sound like a very educated person
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alright I’ll see you in the next video
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take care
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