Cropping Images

Use Photoshop Custom Shape Tool, select the grid option.
Resize the grid overtop the photo to dimensions of final product (using the Info Panel to see the width and height).
Subject should appear at one of the four places the grid lines intersect (in the middle).
 
Photoshop Shortcuts
Press Alt key while dragging to duplicate a layer.
Press V to access MoveTool.
Press T to access TextTool.

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