Photoshop: Canvas Size Changes (Cropping)

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When you reduce your canvas size, you should have the option to make it destructive (chopping off the parts of your layers that have now moved outside the borders) or non-destructive (the canvas changes but leaves your layer elements alone).

When you increase a canvas size, even if you have parts of layers sitting outside the new borders, they don't get chopped, so I don't think it must be necessary to chop them if you're reducing.
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Geoff Morton

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Jaroslav Bereza

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I think this is already implemented.
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eartho

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that's an option in the options bar when you have the crop tool selected...
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Thank you for pointing that out. I rarely use the crop tool and so I've never seen that option. Not quite what I was talking about, though certainly a workaround if I want to go that route.
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Not the same thing. And unchecking it in the Crop tool doesn't affect the Canvas Size's destructive nature. I'm talking a simple button to check and uncheck that lets you decide whether or not your smaller canvas size is going to clip off everything outside the new boundaries or leave it all intact. You can resize the artboards in Illustrator and everything stays intact. This shouldn't be any different.
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I don't understand what you're doing here... changing canvas size in Image/Canvas Size is never destructive unless your only layer is a flattened background layer. It's been this way for more than a decade, possible 2, and the workaround for not clipping the background has always been to simply make that layer not a background.

And in Ps, you can also use artboards which behave the same as the ones found in Illustrator...