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In this course, Adobe Photoshop experts Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann look at the new features available in Photoshop CS6 and show you how to incorporate them into your workflow. They take you on a tour of the interface, which has a new look and different controls in some of the panels, and introduce you to all the new features in areas like adjustments, image cleanup, creative effects, text and graphics, video, and 3D.
If you spent any time with the Crop tool in Photoshop CS6 you might notice that the perspective check box is no longer there. But that doesnt mean you dont have access to the same perspective control when cropping an image. That setting has simply been transformed into the perspective Crop tool. In most cases I prefer to work with the lens correction filter and the transform commands. But in some cases you might find it's easier to work with the perspective Crop tool. Let's take a look. The Perspective Crop tool is found underneath the Crop tool. So you'll want to click and hold your mouse on the Crop tool button on the tool box and then Choose Perspective Crop tool from the Fly-out menu. You'll notice the settings are the same that you're probably already familiar with from previous versions of Photoshop, as far as the Crop tool is concerned. We can simply click and drag to draw a crop box over the image. At this point the tool behaves as though we had the perspective check box turned on with the Crop tool in previous versions of Photoshop. The grid is turned on by default.
I can turn it off if need be, but generally speaking, I prefer to have that grid on so that I can reference the lines in the image and get a better sense of when I've applied a good crop. I'll then go ahead and make adjustments. For example, dragging the top right corner inward. Notice that only that corner is moving inward. I'm able to adjust each corner individually, to fine tune the appearance fo the overall image. And what I want to do, ultimately, is to get the horizontal and vertical lines in the image, to align with the grid. Once the grid aligns with those lines in the photo, then I'll be able to apply the crop, straightening out the image in the process.
You can see that the left side and right side are not at the same height. And so I can drag the left side downward just a little bit so that the same position in this case I can reference the crosses at the top of the steeple for example. I want those at the same position relative to the grid. And then I'll just check over all. Make sure that the horizontal lines are aligning with the grid. I think I need to bring the bottom-right corner upward just a little bit for the crop, for example. Right about there looks good and I'll just continue checking all of the lines in the image. To make sure that all horizontal or vertical lines in the photos are aligned to the grid.
Now obviously in many cases you'll see some very abilities. So for example in the center, I won't have as much distortion as I do on the edges. So sometimes you might need to fine tune things or compromise just a little bit. I also want to crop out this building over on the left-hand side. So I'll drag the overall crop. Not one of the corners, but the left edge in this case, inward into the image. So I think right about there looks to be pretty well centered. And that looks to be, overall, a pretty good adjustment. So again, I'm trying to get the grid to match up with the lines in my image, so that I can figure out exactly what sort of adjustment is needed. Of course Photoshop does all the real work there. I think I've got a pretty good adjustment established here though, so I'll go ahead and click the commit button.
And Photoshop will crop and adjust the shape of the image, in order to realign the lines in the photo.
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