How to Crop and Straighten Photos

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How to Crop and Straighten Photos

Postby Iowan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:51 am

When I travel, I tend to take many pictures of signs. These shots help me recognize/organize the hundreds or thousands of pictures I take. Most of the signs are for archival purposes but some of the signs find their way onto my scrapbook pages. Since signs are not always at camera level, I tend to get some awkward angles and weird perspectives. Today’s tutorial deals with straightening these signs with just a few clicks. (For the tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS2.)

I took this photo at Trim Castle in Ireland, 7/2008

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1. Open your photo.

2. Using the crop tool, drag the marquee over the sign. This does not have to be perfect-notice that the top right hand corner of the sign is not selected.

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3. Make sure the perspective box is checked in the Options menu.

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4. Notice that there are little handles at the four corners of the marquee. Drag each handle to the corner of the sign.

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5. Click enter. TA DA!!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. You may download a PDF version below.

http://www.weedsandwildflowersdesign.com/sitect/tutorial_Crop%20_Straighten_Photos_Iowan.zip

Happy Scrapping,

Iowan
May all of your weeds be wildflowers.


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Postby sbaird » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:38 pm

That is fantastic! Great tut
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