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In Photoshop CS5 Essential Training, author Michael Ninness demonstrates how to produce the highest quality images with fantastic detail in the shortest amount of time, using a combination of Photoshop CS5, Adobe Bridge, and Camera Raw. This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, Michael shares the secrets of non-destructive editing, utilizing and mastering Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more. Exercise files are included with the course.
Photoshop makes it very quick and easy to straighten an image as well. So you can see in this image here, the horizon line is at an angle. We just want to quickly do a Crop and Straighten in one fluid step here. So the trick here is to use a tool called the Ruler tool. It's buried underneath the Eyedropper tool. So if I click on the Eyedropper and press I'll see the Ruler tool that can be chosen from there. So I'll go ahead and choose that. The idea is to start the Ruler, put a position at where the horizon line is, or the area that you want to know that's supposed to be straight.
Click-and-drag a line through to the other side, and that's going to add a measurement line there. Then once you let go of the mouse, you'll notice that in the Options bar now for the Ruler, there is just a single button that says Straighten. Go ahead and click that. Voila! It straightens and rotates and crops the image for you all in one step. Pretty cool, huh?
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