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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > Straightening Crooked Photos - Pg. 120

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Straightening Crooked Photos If you handheld your camera for most of your shots rather than using a tripod, you can be sure that some of your photos are going to come out a bit crooked. Here's a quick way to straighten them accurately in just a few short steps: Step One: Open the photo that needs straighten- ing. Choose the Measure tool from Photoshop's Toolbox (it looks like a little ruler, and it's hidden behind the Eyedropper tool, so just click-and-hold for a moment on the Eyedropper tool until the Measure tool appears in the flyout menu). Step Two: Try to find something in your photo that you think is supposed to be straight (the ledge in the bottom left, in this example). Click-and-drag the Measure tool horizontally along this straight edge in your photo, starting from the left and extending to the right. As soon as you drag the tool, you can see the angle of the line displayed in the Info palette (found under the Window menu) and up in the Options Bar, but you can ignore them both because Photoshop is already taking note of the angle and placing that info where you'll need it in the next step. 120 Chapter 4 Resizing and Cropping ©SCOTT KELBY