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All right, if you thought that was slick, you may or may not have thought that was slick. But if you did, wait until get a load of this next function inside Photoshop.
I want you to open up a different image. Once again, I have got this preloaded in my open recent log here. I am going to choose this one, gang of six. I want you to open up this image too. It is also inside the Lesson 5 folder, just inside the Part 1 folder, and that opens up this image right here, which is what we in the biz call a gang scan, believe it or not.
And what it is, is it a bunch of images that are thrown onto a flatbed scanner at the same time. So, bunch of print photographs here, shot using a bunch of different cameras, a bunch of different film qualities, etc, I just threw them on the scanner at the same time and scan them all.
And I did not use a scanner software to try to divide them up or anything. I made no effort to be the least bit careful and as you can see, I did not even try to make sure the images where straight. I just went hand through them on there. That is because Photoshop will do all the work for me.
Now, what I am about to show you, it is such a miracle function that I just want to caution you about what it does right and what it does not do right. What it does do right is it fixes crooked scans and especially multiple crooked scans captured by a flatbed scanner. End of story. It does not do anything good to digital photograph. So just remember that. These are specifically scanned piece of artwork.
All right, I am going to go to the file menu like you do this is well. Choose the automate command, and then notice this command right here toward the bottom of my screen, crap and straighten photos. Just go ahead and choose that command and sit back and watch the fireworks.
Photoshop is going to be running a bunch of algorithms in the background here, generating a bunch of different windows and then piling them on top of each other. Let us see what it is done.
This is the first image that it came up with. A perfectly crapped and straighten version of my son Max. This is the next image that came up with, all right, so it is kind of problem. It is had an angle, little bit of an angle, 90 degree angle and the thing is, Photoshop cannot tell what is up right and what is on its side. It does not know that, it just knows to get it to the perpendicular, to the nearest perpendicular.
If you end up getting something along lines of the Squirrel here, and it gets toppled in the side, then I want you to go up to the image menu, choose rotate canvas, and choose one of the 90-degree commands. Both of which, I have given keyboard shortcuts too. So if you load it, my D keys keyboard shortcuts back in Lesson 3, you will see these keyboard shortcuts. Command Shirt Option; left bracket, Command Shift Option. Right bracket, one of those two or Ctrl Shift Alt, left and right bracket on the PC.
Now in this case, I want to rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise, and so that is what all do. And now, that image is fixed. Otherwise, we have got these other images that have turned out just perfectly well. My brother look at all macho, this just hideous little terrible tiny postage size photograph taken with one of those awful disposable cameras that was on the market for about five seconds.
The stellar photograph of me with my first piece of computer art that I ever created, right here, it not that awesome?! Let us check that out in detail.
What a piece of artwork that is, very sophisticated stuff. And then finally, this picture of my sister on the raft, all right so, like you guys care. But anyway, the point is that a beautiful job separating out all these images and putting them in separate image windows, you would not need to take the time to save each one of these photographs to disc.
All right, I am not going to that. I am going up to the file menu and I am going to choose close all, which you can do as well. Just get rid of all this photographs and I am going to close them without saving. You can choose to save them if you want to. Here is a little ti