I have few photoshop files with blue guide lines like on this picture below. I want to quickly save only one part of the picture that is between these guides, in the middle. What is best way to do this?

I usually need to use rectangular marquee tool and make selection by following on these lines, but it's hard to find edges and perfectly match them to the blue line. Is there better way to do this?


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    Do you have snapping enabled? The Crop tool snaps to guidelines just fine for me
    – JohnB
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 17:39

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One option that came to my mind is save it using the Slice Tool:

1. With the Slice Tool selected, click on the "Slices from Guides" button at the top.

2. File → Save for Web

3. Select the "Slice Select Tool" (or press C) and select the slice you want to save (if you want to save multiple slides, select the additional ones while holding Shift down).

4. Select the quality of the image etc.

5. Save to your location of choice. Make sure to chose "Selected Slices" from the drop-down menu at the bottom of your saving window. (Just a note: it will create a folder with that one image, so just move it where needed and get rid of the folder after.)

Here's a video / GIF going through the process I've described above.

This way you don't have to worry about your section following the guides, because the tool will make sure to snap the slices to your guides.

  • Very simple way that I was looking for. Thank you.
    – Lucas
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 21:38
  • @thosetinydreams thank you for sharing this method of accurately cropping images between guides in Photoshop.
    – KeyC0de
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 18:53

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