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In Photoshop CS6 Essential Training, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to produce high-quality images in a short amount of time, using a combination of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Bridge, and Camera Raw.
The course details the Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, the course explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.
In Photoshop CS6, there is a new crop tool called the Perspective Crop tool, which will allow you to not only correct the perspective of an image, but also crop the image at the same time. In order to select it, I'll click and hold on the Crop tool and choose the Perspective Crop tool. Then I can click and drag out my marquee. If there's something in your image that you know should be straight--for example, I know that the totem pole shouldn't be getting smaller down here at the bottom--and I'm going to align the anchor points with the perspective of the object that I'm trying to straighten.
I'm just using that as a guide. After I'm done defining the perspective that I want to create, I can always move the crop either by clicking inside the crop to reposition the entire crop or I can use any of the anchor points along the edges. I don't want to use the ones in the corners, because that'll change the perspective, but along the edges, I can move these because maybe I want to include a little bit of that background within the image, and I might not want to include quite as much at the top.
When I click the check mark or tap the Enter button, you can see that not only have I cropped the image, but I've straightened the perspective. If we use the Command+Z, we can see the Undo and the Redo and we can see how we've corrected the perspective of the image.
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