What You Is Doing? (A straightening tip)

He was a cute kid standing on the side of the road holding a plastic ball and bat. He saw us riding by on our bicycles and grinned really big. We slowed down to say "hello" and he asked, "What you is doing?".

Well, sometimes I have no idea! That day, of course, I did but we laughed and rode on, letting his parents explain to him about our bike ride.

As for what I'm doing today, I decided to post a tip that probably many already know but I just learned, and it may help someone else.

Keeping (most) images straight is imperative, as we know. Sometimes getting them there is a pain! In Photoshop (I have PS3) the eyedropper tool has a ruler. Use it to draw a line across the area you want to correct. Then go to Image>Rotate Canvas>Arbitrary. Photoshop shows you the amount that needs to be corrected and does it automatically when you click ok. It's a no-brainer! I need a lot of those!

Hope this helps someone, and now if you'll excuse me I have to go and straighten some images---the easy way!

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November 25, 2009

Noonie

Thanks, Lin, the bird was in no danger so I had a chance to get the shot! It was luck......

November 24, 2009

Linqong

Hi,susan:)
I especially like your "cat and bird".
That is a great shot!!!absolutely brilliant !!!!!!
I have never found this opportunity....

November 18, 2009

Mani33

I have it in two of mine already... Here is the latest I'm sure you will like it!
Funny Concept... Cheers ;)

November 18, 2009

Noonie

That one is so cute I had to put it into a collection!!! :)))

November 18, 2009

Mani33

No codes at all... here are the smart mice acting QUIET in front of Culvert :)))

 Rats Hanging Laundry 

November 17, 2009

Noonie

uhoh....Mr. Mischief is here! It must be windy in Portugal :))

No, Maen, Culvert won't bother a mouse. They're too smart to walk into his mouth!

For those who think we're speaking in code...Culvert is my cat in the photo with the bird.
 Danger/ Cat and Bird 

November 17, 2009

Mani33

LOL Carol that was nice :))

Susan, being quiet like a mouse! Culvert won't bother?! :P

November 17, 2009

Wildmac

I just couldn't resist the temptation this morning. It's one of those wild and windy days that has me looking for mischief lol :0)

November 17, 2009

Noonie

Me believes that you need more than leveling help..... judging from that one!

November 17, 2009

Wildmac

Cheers for the tip Susan! I need all the help I can get when it comes to leveling things ;)))  Cross eyed funny face woman  ;P

November 17, 2009

Noonie

Glad to be of help :))

November 17, 2009

Sutashiku

I just tested your tip on CS, and ... it works!
Thank you very much, Susan!
spasibo))

November 17, 2009

Noonie

HHHHHEEEEYYYYY, Maigi......Did you get it???? I used the crooked ruler for the crooked bath :))))

And tips means lots of things!

November 17, 2009

Maigi

Heyyyy, Susan!! You used my ruler with your bath photo! Great! I love tips! Wait... does "tips" have double meaning in English?? Anyway, I like photoshopping! Thanks for sharing!

November 17, 2009

Noonie

Yes, Pat, we can tell you have a problem with straight lines ;))

November 17, 2009

Patl

I use the ruler all the of time. I guess I don't have a "level eye". Thank goodness for CS3. I'd be lost without it.
 Have a great day 

November 17, 2009

Noonie

I tested it, that shortcut works in Windows. Thanks.

November 17, 2009

Noonie

Yeah, I never paid attention to it before.

I don't know many shortcuts, I have a list that I need to read :P.

November 17, 2009

Creativei

Well the short cut for ruler in PS3 to click I, and shift I will select other sub keys under that tool. (This is Mac, not sure in Windows) Hope this is helpful..... And thanks Susan for highlighting this tool.

November 17, 2009

Noonie

I'm always here, Maen...sometimes I just get quiet as a mouse :))
Being a kind of off kilter type of person (that's an old saying that means not quite right), I don't always worry about someone else's perception :)) But at times I do want to walk a straight line....

Hey Dragos, love your kids! Keep 'em straight...or not :)

November 17, 2009

smartview27

Great informations, Susan. Thanks.

November 16, 2009

Mani33

Aha! Catch ya teaching tips on photoshop :))
Hmm looking to your photos & of what you said! I don't think I would try it :P
Long time no see Susan! If photoshop tips will keep you here then go for it.
Thanks ;)

November 16, 2009

Noonie

You're very welcome, Marilyn...anything automatic is good to me!

November 16, 2009

Marilyngould

I have never tried this method, generally I use the leveling tool in RAW. Always great to learn additional methods, thanks! :)

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