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    Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    Get close without worry: Select > All, Edit > Transform > Distort

    Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    Select > All, Edit > Transform > Distort
    There are many ways to accomplish one's goals in PS, I would have used the perspective adjustment in the transform listing...providing my image was level to start with.

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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    I tend to use Skew. Drag the corner handles as required then crop. As often occurs, there are several ways to achieve the same end.

    With any similar adjustments, I prefer to 'squash' inwards instead of expanding outwards.

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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    I do that with portraits of subjects that are of the heavy nature.

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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    Wait till you meet up with Warp Mesh in Paint Shop Pro from v.8 onwards

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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    As with most operations in Photoshop, there are several ways to correct distortions. I once used the Select > All, Edit > Transform > Distort which Ed mentioned and that works quite well.

    However, since I always shoot in RAW; I will do most of my perspective and distortion adjustment in Camera RAW which is included in my Photoshop CS6

    Choosing Lens Correction...

    Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    Lens correction is found in the sixth menu from the left beneath the exposure/focal length information. It shows a lens logo...

    Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    Clicking on this will bring you to a drop down menu which will allow you to correct many types of distortions under the manual group...

    Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    I can correct barrel and pincushion distortion, rotate my image while viewing the rotation, and correcting vertical as well as horizontal distortion.

    As with all Camera RAW sliders, double clicking on the slider indicator will zero out the slider.

    I find that correcting distortions in Camera RAW is a lot easier (for me at least) than correcting them in Photoshop itself....
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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    Richard, I've never used that method, does it work in scenarios that a WA lens is used on architecture shot at ground level?

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    Re: Perspective adjustment in Photoshop

    It should work in just about any scenario. However, occasionally when the perspective distortion is really great, you end up with an image that is difficult to crop into a rectangular size without losing some important information. However, it is a tool which I use for a large number of my shots.

    I like Camera RAW so much that I will even open JPEG images in Camera RAW (Open as> Camera RAW) to take advantage of all of the corrections available in camera RAW (I love the eye-dropper white balance correction). I don't ever shoot JPEG but, am often given JPEG images of rescue dogs, shot by our volunteers, to correct (in one way or another) before publishing them on the Web...

    I like that the rotation and the distortion control is WYSIWYG and is taking place before you as you adjust the sliders...

    BTW: besides correcting perspective in architecture, one of the most useful ways to use this is in food photography; keeping plates round and tables rectangular...
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 19th September 2013 at 12:07 AM.

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