Cropping Using the Rule of Thirds

Cropping Using the Rule of Thirds

By Bob Taylor

Learn to create great-looking compositions with the Rule of Thirds cropping technique. In this tutorial, PaintShop Professional Bob Taylor gives you a quick demo of how to use the Rule of Thirds when cropping your photos. The Rule of Thirds is compositional guideline that can improve the balance of your photographs. It basically divides your image into a 3 x 3 grid. The idea is that important elements should be placed along these grid lines, or at the intersections. When cropping an image in PaintShop Pro, the Rule of Thirds grid is automatically displayed in your cropping area, making it easy for you to improve the composition of your photo.

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