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By Pikkie Wolmarans
There are different ways to correct perspective distortion in Photoshop but I find this one the quikest and easiest and working well for almost all ‘ordinary’ cases.
1. Open image in PS and inspect for skew uprights – in this case the pillars in the top right.
2. Select the cropping tool and clean out the all the settings that appear in the top to ensure that you do not accidentally crop the image to a different size or dpi (unless you want to)
3. Drag the cropping mask all around the image on the outside borders.
4. The ‘perspective’ tick box appears in the top bar – select by ticking it
5. Move mouse pointer onto the cropping handle (little square) in the corner closest to the problem area
6. Click and drag it to the inside so that the ‘new outline runs parallel with the skew lines in the image (the pillars)
7. Press the enter key to crop and…voila! Straightened.
Now go get ‘em straight – it’s easy!
Afterthought: I am a bit late with this post as I have undetaken to Karl van Heerden some time ago I would publish…but all good things come to those who are willing to wait, Karl!