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Straightening a Crooked Photo
Let’s face it. We’re not all expert photographers. Occasionally, a photo comes out a little more crooked than we’d like. You probably already know how useful Photoshop’s crop tool can be for trimming undesired elements from your photos, but did you know you can use it to straighten a crooked image, as well? Here’s how:|
1.Select the Crop tool from the tools palette.
2.Click and drag the cursor across the portion of the image you wish to use.
3.Move your mouse outside the selected area. The cursor will turn into a double-sided arrow, connected by a curved line.
4.Press and hold down the mouse button (left mouse button on the PC) and move your mouse. The selected area of the photo will rotate in whatever direction you move.
5.Once you’ve rotated the selection enough to make up for the photo’s crookedness, release the mouse.
6.Press Enter, or double-click inside the selected area. The image will be cropped accordingly and rotated to bring it straight.
by Colin Smith
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