Quick Tips

Straightening Based on a Vertical surface

Camera Raw has a Straighten tool to straighten your photos. What a lot of people don’t know is that if you don’t have a perfectly horizontal surface, such as a horizon line, to straighten your photos with, you can click-and-drag along any vertical surface. See, horizontal surfaces aren’t always perfectly horizontal because of perspective. However, a vertical surface is always vertical, so it’s a good guideline to go by.


1 comment

  1. Paul D'Andrea 25 May, 2010 at 12:55 Reply

    “However, a vertical surface is always vertical…” if it’s in the center of the frame. Be careful using a vertical surface of a tall structure that you’re looking up at, it will be leaning in to the frame due to perspective. (Great tip though, don’t mean to just be contrary.)

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