enter image description hereI have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. i want to crop the selection Area from that psd file..while doing that, it throwing an error please explain how to resolve this issue

  • Standard troubleshooting. Relaunch app, trash prefs, reboot system... etc.
    – Scott
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 8:11
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    you are trying to crop a folder
    – john Smith
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 10:07
  • try and use the crop tool (fifth tool in your box) instead of cropping to a selection.
    – Vincent
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 10:10
  • @johnSmith having a Layer Group highlighted in the Layer Panel makes no difference. The crop always refers to the document dimensions.. the Layer Panel has nothing to do with cropping.
    – Scott
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 11:35
  • @Scott i tried relaunching App, rebootsystem...but also getting same error...for another psd file i am not getting these error...one thing i want to tell that this psd with 450Mb size..
    – Rachuru
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 12:14

3 Answers 3


Merge all layers and crop the image.


There are two ways to crop image or psd:

  1. Select crop tool from tool box and apply.
  2. First select area with rectangle marquee tool then Image > Crop.

If you want to crop an Image or anything with selection and facing the problem > The problem to all solution is to just 1. select an area to be crop 2. press CTR+SHIFT+C for copy merged 3. CTR + N new file 4. CTR + V Paste you will be getting only selected area.


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