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Fixing perspective with Upright


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Lightroom 5 New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Fixing perspective with Upright

All right, well now that we know a little bit about Upright, let's dig a bit deeper. Let's dig in to the other Upright controls that we have, which will help us to correct perspective. In particular, we'll be working on two different images. We'll start off with this photograph here that I captured of this beautiful concert hall. In this case, I was using a wide angle lens. As a result, there is some distortion. You'll see the distortion on the sides of the photograph as these columns are leaning out. Let's see if we can make some corrections to the overall distortion of this image and also add a few of our own manual adjustments as well.
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  1. 2m 2s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 9m 28s
    1. Using the aspect-ratio crop overlay
      3m 25s
    2. Viewing your work in true full screen
      3m 27s
    3. Customizing the grid and guide overlays
      2m 36s
  3. 15m 55s
    1. Automatically leveling your photographs with Upright
      3m 47s
    2. Fixing perspective with Upright
      5m 43s
    3. Achieving great results in difficult situations using Upright
      6m 25s
  4. 17m 37s
    1. Applying more flexible and precise retouching
      4m 35s
    2. Removing large distractions
      3m 39s
    3. Making linear and free-form corrections
      5m 0s
    4. Spot Healing tips and shortcuts
      4m 23s
  5. 15m 52s
    1. Introducing the Radial filter
      5m 43s
    2. Radial filter tips
      4m 29s
    3. Using the Radial filter in your workflow
      5m 40s
  6. 23m 23s
    1. What is a Smart Preview?
      6m 36s
    2. The advantage of Smart Previews
      2m 48s
    3. How to generate Smart Previews
      5m 14s
    4. Filtering for Smart Previews
      3m 48s
    5. A real-world scenario with Smart Previews
      4m 57s
  7. 8m 11s
    1. Adding text with ease
      1m 51s
    2. Including page numbers
      1m 37s
    3. Identifying favorite page layouts
      1m 29s
    4. Creating custom page templates
      3m 14s
  8. 9m 2s
    1. Building a slideshow with still images and video files
      4m 48s
    2. Playing slideshows with still images, video, and a soundtrack
      4m 14s
  9. 24m 39s
    1. A better way to import photographs
      3m 3s
    2. Using targeted collections with increased speed
      3m 38s
    3. Improvements with Smart Collections and Smart Filters
      2m 24s
    4. Adding direction metadata
      1m 20s
    5. Collection consistency
      54s
    6. Dragging photos to saved Map locations
      50s
    7. Importing and working with PNG files in Lightroom
      4m 22s
    8. Tethered capture shortcuts
      3m 59s
    9. Validating DNGs
      3m 12s
    10. Viewing LAB color values in the histogram
      57s
  10. 16m 29s
    1. Improved Spot Removal with feather control
      7m 38s
    2. Spot Removal autoselection
      5m 29s
    3. Better color noise reduction with smoothing
      3m 22s
  11. 5m 50s
    1. Lightroom for mobile
      5m 50s

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Watch the Online Video Course Lightroom 5 New Features
2h 28m Intermediate Apr 17, 2013 Updated Apr 08, 2014

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Discover what's new in Photoshop Lightroom 5, the popular photo management, enhancement, and publishing program from Adobe. Get a sneak peek at Upright, for automatic perspective correction, and Smart Previews, for viewing large RAW images more quickly at a smaller file size, even when they are disconnected from your main catalog. Author Chris Orwig also reviews the extra flexible and precise healing and retouching tools, new Radial filter, video slideshows, and new features for expediting your workflow.

Topics include:
  • Leveling photographs with Upright
  • Applying more flexible and precise retouching
  • Using the Radial filter in your workflow
  • Generating Smart Previews
  • Building photo books
  • Creating a slideshow with both still images and video
  • Dragging photos to saved map location
  • Using tethered capture shortcuts
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Fixing perspective with Upright

All right, well now that we know a little bit about Upright, let's dig a bit deeper. Let's dig in to the other Upright controls that we have, which will help us to correct perspective. In particular, we'll be working on two different images. We'll start off with this photograph here that I captured of this beautiful concert hall. In this case, I was using a wide angle lens. As a result, there is some distortion. You'll see the distortion on the sides of the photograph as these columns are leaning out. Let's see if we can make some corrections to the overall distortion of this image and also add a few of our own manual adjustments as well.

In order to make corrections using Upright, we'll navigate to the Lens Corrections panel. Next, we'll start off in Basic. In Basic, if we have the ability to turn on Enable Profile Corrections, we want to do that, as I mentioned previously. Next after having done that, we can flip on the toggle switch to see the before and after view. In this case, the Profile Corrections is really helping this image out, yet it isn't helping with the overall distortion that I am seeing here. Next, we'll turn on the option to Constrain Crop and then we'll look at some of our upright controls.

Now there are four controls here. We have Auto, Level, Vertical, and Full. But what do all these mean and how do they work? What Auto will do is it will automatically make corrections to our picture. It will correct any distortions due to the overall way that the image was captured. In this case, Auto does a phenomenal job. If you click on the toggle switch here to see the before and after, here's before and then now here is after. The image just looks much better. Let's turn Auto off so we can talk about level, vertical, and full.

What level does, as we've already seen, is it allows us to level our image out. Vertical, it allows us to work on vertical perspective, so as I click on this, one of the things that you're going to see is that it really corrects these columns. This option will not only level the image out, but it also will help to correct the vertical perspective that you have in your photograph. All right, well what about Full? What Full does is it allows us to correct the level in horizontal perspective, but it also makes some slight 3D corrections. We'll talk more about this one in the next movie, but for now, I'll click it here with this image, because you may be thinking, well why not use Full compared to Auto? Here Full does a pretty good job, but when we compare this Auto, I think Auto looks better.

With certain images as we'll see in the next movie, Full will work better, yet in most situations, what I found is that Auto works extremely well. All right, well the image looks a ton better, yet I want to apply a few more of my own adjustments to this. So after having used Upright, I'm going to navigate to the Manual tab. Underneath manual, I've decided I want to remove a bit more of the distortion. Here you can see how you can change the Distortion value. In this case, I'm just going to remove a little bit of that distortion. Next, I'll work on Aspect.

Here with Aspect, we can either stretch the image out horizontally or we can stretch it out vertically. In this case, I'm just going to add a little bit of height to the picture. As you do this, you may want to turn on Constrain Crop. By doing that, if ever you're seeing white edges like this here, with Constrain Crop, It will crop the image so that you're unable to see that edge, so that you're just looking at pixels. Again, here with this image though, I just want a slight adjustment. Next, in regards to the edges or the corners, the vignette there, what I'm going to do is I'm going to brighten up those corners and I'll do so by clicking on my Amount slider underneath Lens Vignetting.

Why have I highlighted these extra controls here? I've highlighted these because oftentimes we can achieve the best result by starting off in the Basic tab, by applying Upright Corrections and then by going to Manual to really finish things off. The other reason why I wanted to highlight that is, often once we have made adjustments, we'll need to go back to the Basic tab and click on Reanalyze. We'll need to click on Reanalyze because we've made some corrections to our image in the Manual tab, therefore Photoshop needs to recalculate how it can best correct the perspective in this image.

In this particular case, that reanalyze step, well it made all the difference in the world and the image now looks really strong. If we click on our toggle switch, here we can see there's a before and now here is the after. All right, well let's take a look at one more photograph so that we can really see how all of these settings work. In this case, I have a different type of picture. This is a portrait of a really good friend, Eric. He's a phenomenal artist and here he is standing in his studio. If you look at the image, you'll notice that the overall perspective isn't very good.

So in order to correct an image like this, again, we want to turn on Enable Profile Corrections. Next, turn on Constrain Crop and then one of the things that you want to do first, now that you understand Upright is typically to go straight for Auto. If Auto doesn't work, you can try out some of those other options. In this case, I think Auto looks really good and you know what, in regards to the Lens Corrections, I think that's a wrap for this image. It looks great. Here we'll click on that toggle switch so you can see there is the before and now here is the after.

I wanted to include this second image just to highlight that you can use Upright in a number of different situations. It's helpful with architectural photography, portraits, landscapes, you name it, Upright can help out as you're starting to see here. All right, we have more ground to cover when it comes to Upright. Let's continue to work with this new tool and we'll do that in the next movie.

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A: We added three movies covering the improved spot removal and color noise reduction, both new features in Lightroom 5.2.
 
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