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Fun with Photoshop

February 21st, 2006 - 11:45 pm

Or Why I’m Not Blogging Tonight

Last year in the UK, I took some pictures of a stone church in village north of London. Most of them turned out like this -

Before.jpg

You can see the problem. With an angle wide enough to get everything in the frame, you get severe perspective distortion. What I’ve been teaching myself tonight is how to fix that in Photoshop -

After.jpg

A pull to the left and a lift up top, and suddenly everything looks just fine.

You can do this yourself in just a few minutes, once you get the hang of it. While shooting, however, remember not to fill the frame with your subject. You’ll lose a lot of the image in the upper corners when you correct for perspective.

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