Two Minute Tip: Straightening Photos using Photoshop

By | 2017-12-05T10:25:20+00:00 March 16th, 2011|5 Comments

In this tutorial I demonstrate two different methods you can use to straighten a photo using the ruler tool in Photoshop.

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  1. Cherylann Collins March 16, 2011 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Wow! So easy, thanks!

  2. Michael Sharman March 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Nice, I didn’t know the CS5 method. Thanks :)

  3. Charles Greever March 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Really great tip. I also really like the Two Minute concept, really just within my attention span,

    Lightroom 3 has a really great tool that does the same thing. Go into the Crop and Straighten tool. While holding the command key on a Mac(not sure of the Windows key) you can draw a line on whatever you want to be straight in the photo, in your case the horizon. LR will rotate and set the crop for you.

  4. Todd March 20, 2011 at 11:04 am - Reply

    great tip – thanks for sharing

  5. Marisa March 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Good to know I was doing it “right” intuitively. But that CS5 method? Snap. That’s where it’s at. Amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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