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Straighten crooked images quickly in Photoshop (CS/CS2/CS3/CS4)

Added on Friday 19th of March 2010 06:10 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

Every now and then, you may have to straighten out an image that appears crooked. While there are different ways to do this task, the fastest and most accurate tool is the Ruler tool (Measure tool in CS2 and earlier versions).

To straighten crooked images with the Ruler Tool:

1. Select the Ruler tool from the Tools panel.

2. Within your image, drag the pointer along a line that you want to straighten, as shown in Figure A.

3. Choose Image > Image Rotation (Rotate Canvas in CS2/CS) > Arbitrary. When the Rotate Canvas dialog box opens, leave the option values set as they are, and then click OK.

Photoshop automatically rotates the canvas for you, aligning your image with the line you drew with the Ruler tool, as shown in Figure B.