This answer appears in the April 2018 issue of A&E.
Cropping an image is a great place to start. Can you offset the person – move them from the center to the side of the image, bring them from the side of the image closer to the center, or make them appear larger and the other stuff seem smaller? This can help move the subject into being the main focus in a visual way. Can you remove some of the distraction by cropping while still maintaining quality and ideal size? If so, begin here.
Be sure to put in your final dimensions (with bleed if needed) into the cropping measurements boxes at the top of the screen before drawing your cropping area. Don’t forget your resolution: if you don’t tell Photoshop what dpi, then it will automatically default down to a lower quality level. If you can’t really crop much, then crop what you can and move on to the following suggested tips in the full article. (All images courtesy of Jennifer Foy)
-Jennifer Foy, Unisub