The Print Shop 5.0 User Guide

This User Guide is designed to help you learn the software. Be sure to also check out the Video Tutorials and the Blog for additional ideas. To access the User Guide, either click on a topic to the left, choose a commonly accessed topic below, or search for a topic above.

In addition to the information available in The Print Shop 5.0 User Guide, Technical support is also available if you encounter an issue with the software. Solutions to common technical issues can be found using these links, or if necessary report a problem to our Support team.

Cropping a Photo

Cropping a photo is used to take a piece of a photo and discard the rest similar to using scissors on a printed photo.  To do this in the Print Shop we'll use the Cropping Tools.


This is the basic Crop tool which will crop your photo down using a square.

To Crop a Photo:

  1. Open your image in the Photo Editor.
  2. Click on the Crop Button.
  3. Adjust the cropping square around what you would like to crop.
  4. Click apply and save when your done.

Freehand Crop

(Professional version only)

This is an advanced cropping tool where you outline the selection you want to crop by tracing its outline.
Freehand Crop

To Freehand Crop:

  1. Open your image in the Photo Editor.
  2. Click on the Freehand Crop Button.
  3. Click around your image to set points (See example below).
  4. Connect your last point to your first by clicking on the first point or double clicking the mouse.
  5. Click apply and save when your done.

Crop to Shape

Using the crop to shape tool, you can crop your photo with a shape.  In the example, this tool is used to remove the white background.
Crop To Shape

To Crop to Shape:

  1. Open your image in the Photo Editor.
  2. Click on the Crop to Shape button.
  3. Choose a shape.
  4. Drag the points around your image to refine the crop area.
  5. Click apply and save when your done.

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