straighten image

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Melv, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Melv

    Melv Guest

    I have an image on my site that I want straightening. I thought this could
    be done with the crop tool by hovering over the corner and then dragging
    round to perfection. But using the crop tool I dont see the curved arrow. Is
    there another way? Image is the first pic on this page
    Thanks Melv
    Melv, Sep 17, 2004
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  2. Melv

    Clyde Guest

    Sorry, can't do that in one step.

    BTW, if you have something in the picture that is known to be straight,
    use the Measure tool to draw a straight line along that edge that should
    be either vertical or horizontal. Then Rotate Canvas > Arbitrary. You
    will see that Photoshop has used the angle of your Measure tool. Click
    OK to finish the rotate and you have a straight picture.

    That cell phone picture has lots of nice horizontal measuring lines. I
    think I'd use the bottom of the screen. The tops or bottoms of the 3
    larger buttons in the middle would work just fine too.

    If you don't have those vertical or horizontal guides in the picture you
    can still manually rotate the canvas. However, I find it easier to use

    Then you crop.

    Clyde, Sep 17, 2004
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  3. Nad, to avoid going crazy like me, know in advance that the measure
    tool is hiding under the eye-dropper tool.

    Neal Margolis, Sep 17, 2004
  4. Melv

    Hunt Guest

    Melv, in later vers of PS, there is a checkbox in Crop Tool Options panel (
    location will depend on where you might have docked it, but look to the top of
    the screen), that says Perspective. Check the box, and you should be able to
    rotate, and move handles at will.

    Hunt, Sep 17, 2004
  5. Danhiel - SoupOrNews Admin, Sep 17, 2004
  6. Melv

    Melv Guest

    Ah Goodo!
    Melv, Sep 17, 2004
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