Photoshop Tutorial: Straightening the horizon

Yesterday we discussed 6 Tips to avoid tilted images, the 6th and last tip was in fact to “correct” and not to avoid them.
As promised here is a quick and effective way to straighten your images in Adobe Photoshop.

1. Load the tilted image in Adobe Photoshop
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2. Choose the measure tool
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3. Using the measure tool draw a line on your horizon or on any other thing you know it is straight
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4. Go to Image-> Rotate Canvas -> Arbitrary
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5. Notice that the correct amount for the rotation is already in the box :) so there is nothing left to do but click OK
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6. Crop your image
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  • http://www.de-foto.co.nr Stanley Tjhie

    Wow. this make it really easy to correct my photos now. Have been using the ctrl-T method. Now it really makes me feel stupid. haha

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  • Chris

    Thank you… I always wondered how to do that in PS

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    Very good. Could use some help on archetectural subjects though. Thank you very much for posting it.

  • http://twitter.com/Bayrii Xubayr Mayo

    oooo coool!!!!!