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Technique for fixing tilted light poles

This is my first time posting a trick in Photoshop section. I hope it's ok to post a link to my video on how to straighten out tilted light poles using photoshop.

Straighten out tilted light poles

Most of us knows that shooting with a wide angle lens tends to distort an image. With this quick technique, you can fix those light poles or trees that are tilted. Below is a quick summary on how it's done.

1.) Use the Rectangular Marque Tool (M) and make a selection around the light pole.
2.) With the Marque selected, copy the selection to a new layer Cmd+J (Ctrl+J).
3.) Transform the selection of the new layer Cmd+T (Ctrl +T).
4.) Press and hold down Shift+Cmd (Shift+Ctrl) and move the top, center transformation control to the left or right.
5.) Press Enter to accept the changes.

I hope this helps!
II, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro...
Posted: 09/02/2012, 02:23:29 AM
Excellent - really useful blog! Thanks.
Posted: 09/02/2012, 06:52:10 AM
Thanks for the tip Jonnydao
f/4L Canon EF 70-300mm IS/USM f/4-5.6 Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM/Macro ...
Posted: 09/02/2012, 11:09:07 AM
Very well presented tip Johnnydao, clear, concise and really useful. May I also say the video is excellent, well done and thanks.
Metz flash, 170-500 Sigma zoom. I still use a variety of 35mm Nikon f...
Posted: 09/02/2012, 11:49:34 AM
Actually when you select and transform the selected area, the layer below will be visible and you should clone that area too, especially if there is a complicated background. Reviewers will easily see the visible background and they will probably reject the submission.
f2.8 - Nikkor 50mm f1.4 - Nikkor 50mm f1.8 - Tamron 90mm f2....
Edited: 09/04/2012, 05:08:18 AM