In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn to fix perspective distortions with Camera RAW’s Automatic upright feature to enhance your urban images!
The Transform tool in Camera RAW gives you lots of control over how you want to fix the perspective distortions of your photos to create greater compositions.
Convert To Smart Object
To fix perspective distortions, start the process by right-clicking on the layer and selecting Convert to Smart Object so you can work non-destructively.
A Smart Object is a container that holds one or more layers that allows you to apply editable adjustments, distortions, filters, and transformations.
Apply The Camera Raw Filter
Choose Filter > Camera Raw Filter.
Click on the Geometry tab to open it or press the Shift T keys as a shortcut.
Manually Draw Perspective Guides
Click on the Guided icon (right-most), then click-and-drag to draw a line, following a vertical or horizontal line along with the building.
If you drew the first line as a vertical, add another parallel vertical line from the other side. As you release your mouse, Photoshop will automatically fix the perspective distortion of the entire image.
Automatic Upright in Adobe Camera Raw
You can use the Automatic Upright by clicking on the A icon to straighten the perspective of your image automatically.
Then, press OK when you’re done to save the changes.
Edit Camera Raw Adjustments
To return to the Camera Raw Filter workspace, double-click on the Camera Raw Filter label under the Smart Object.
This technique simplifies your process of fixing perspective distortions and saves you a great amount of time.
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