Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Correcting keystoning with Upright, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…As is often the case when you're shooting an urban landscape like this,…the perspective is a little bit off.…The buildings don't seem exactly straight, particularly that skyscraper in…the middle, which appears to be leaning back a bit.…I can try to use the Automatic Upright Correction in the Lens Correction…panel to fix those problems.…This feature's quite easy to apply.…All you do is click through the Level, Vertical, Full and Auto options and…choose the one that you like best.…If you hover over one of these, it'll tell you what it's trying to do.…So, the first is a Level correction only.…
Let's see what it does on this image.…And Level has tried to straighten things up a bit.…Let's see what Vertical does.…Vertical is going to, straighten things up, from both a horizontal and…a vertical perspective.…So I'll click on Vertical.…And that's made the backward leaning buildings move forward from the top a bit.…I think that looks better.…Let's try Full.…Now, Full is the most extreme of the corrections as you…can see from this tool tip, it tries to do everything.…
In this course, Jan Kabili details a collection of straightforward techniques for making urban landscapes look their best. Jan begins in Lightroom: optimizing exposure, fixing distortion problems, and making selective tonality adjustments. She also reduces noise, sharpens the photo, and shares her favorite techniques for painting with light. The course concludes with a dip into Photoshop, where Jan makes some final refinements before returning to Lightroom for output.
- Optimizing tone and color
- Sharpening and reducing noise
- Fixing perspective
- Painting with light
- Finishing the photo