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Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.
Another way to manually crop and correct the perspective of an image is by using the Perspective Crop tool. Now the Perspective Crop tool is nested underneath the Regular Crop tool. So we'll go ahead and select that. And then we'll click and drag out our Crop Marquee. Now the goal here is to find something in your image that you know the perspective of. So in this case I'm going to use the window here and I'm going to move each one of the anchor points in order to surround that window.
Now don't worry. I can actually include more than just the window in this image. I'm only using the window to define the perspective. Now I need to Zoom In, so I'll use Cmd+ in order to Zoom In twice so that I'm viewing my image at 100%. And then we can hold down the space bar in order to navigate to each of these corners. Because I do want to be as accurate as possible when I'm defining the Crop Marquee. Course sometimes this gets a little bit difficult, especially if you think, for example, that the window should be straight and in fact it's not.
So let's just define the perspective right there. And then I'll Zoom Out using Cmd- or Ctrl- on Windows. And then I'll use the middle anchor points here in order to include more of my original photograph in the Perspective Crop. Once I've got these repositioned, I can go ahead and click the check icon and we can see that it's very easy to manually correct the perspective. So we'll just do a little Cmd+Z on Mac or Ctrl+Z on Windows.
There's before and there's after. And the other great reason to use the Perspective Crop is not to correct a perspective but maybe to add in a distortion to your image. So, that's how easy it is to either add a correction or maybe make a distortion in Photoshop.
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