How Do I Split an Image in Photoshop?

How Do I Split an Image in Photoshop?

Have you ever wondered how to split an image in Photoshop? Whether you want to create a collage or separate different parts of an image for editing purposes, splitting an image can be a useful technique. In this tutorial, we will learn how to split an image using various tools and techniques in Photoshop.

Step 1: Open the Image in Photoshop

To begin, launch Adobe Photoshop and open the image you want to split. You can do this by clicking on "File" in the menu bar, selecting "Open," and then navigating to the location of your image file.

Step 2: Select the Crop Tool

Next, select the Crop Tool from the toolbar on the left-hand side of your screen. It is represented by a square icon with diagonal lines.

Step 3: Adjust the Crop Tool Settings

Once you have selected the Crop Tool, you will see options appear at the top of your screen. Here, you can specify the width, height, and resolution for your cropped images. For now, let's keep these settings as they are.

Step 4: Draw a Rectangle Around the First Part

To split your image, click and drag with your mouse to draw a rectangle around the first part that you want to separate. Make sure to include any desired margin or padding within this rectangle.

Step 5: Apply the Crop

After drawing your rectangle, press Enter (or Return) on your keyboard to apply the crop. You will notice that only the selected area remains visible while everything outside is hidden.


If you made a mistake or want to adjust your selection after cropping, simply press Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac) to undo the crop. Then, reselect the Crop Tool and repeat steps 4 and 5.

Step 6: Save the Cropped Image

Now that you have split the first part of your image, it's time to save it as a separate file. To do this, click on "File" in the menu bar, select "Save As," and choose a file format (such as JPEG or PNG) for your cropped image.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 4-6 for Additional Parts

If you have more parts to split from your original image, simply repeat steps 4 to 6 for each section. Use the Crop Tool to draw rectangles around each part individually, apply the crop, and save them as separate files.

Step 8: Organize Your Split Images

Once you have split and saved all the desired parts of your image, it's a good practice to organize them in a dedicated folder on your computer. This will help you keep track of your files and make it easier to work with them in the future.


If you want to further edit any of your split images or combine them into a collage, make sure to keep the original Photoshop file (.PSD) along with the individual files.


You have successfully learned how to split an image using Photoshop. Now you can use this technique for various purposes like creating collages or isolating specific elements within an image for editing. Keep exploring Photoshop's tools and techniques to enhance your creativity!