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All right, so the crap and straighten photos command is obviously a minor miracle where scan photos are concern. What do you do about crooked digital photographs? How do you make sure they are exactly upright?
Obviously, you can use the crap tool as I showed you earlier, but there are other ways to work as well.
I want you to go and open and image called the visitors.jpeg which I have got loaded in open recent of course. It is inside the Lesson 5 folder, inside the Part 1 folder.
The Visitors is a very spooky image indeed, for two reasons actually. One is because it gives you an alert message that might scare you. And it is telling you that the imbedded color profile does not match your working profile. Assuming that you fall in my direction back in Lesson 3 and I hope you did, then, you are working inside the Adobe RGB Space, the best color space there is. However, this image has the SRGB Space imbedded inside but which is typical of unedited digital photographs as this one is.
Well, it turns out you have already setup all your color settings to be exactly right the way they need to be. So, all you need to do is say quit bugging me about this stuff. Just do what I told you to do, which is to go ahead in respect this SRGB Space.
Do not show again, that is the key. Turn on that “Don’t show again” check box and click Okay. So at least, we are not scared by that anymore. Now here is the other scary part. Like I said, this is an unedited photograph folks. This is a picture I shot of my son and what? I do not know. I do not know what these things are.
What is crazy about this I will zoom in here is my son’s seems to know. He welcomes them like old friends. Anyway, well, what really happened is I shot this through a window and I guess this is a flash or something, but it is more fun to think of what I just told you, Max and his old friends. And the other spooky thing about this image, I do not know if I mention that there is actually three spooky things about it, is that it is kind of crooked. And so, I do need to straighten it.
Whatever is happening inside this image, it does need to be straightened. Now, what is the best way of going about that?
Well, the way I would prefer in the case of the specific image is to use the measure tool. Use a wonderful function inside the Photoshop that is great for straightening images that is called the measure tool.
Go over here to the eye dropper tool inside the toolbox. Click and hold on that tool in order to display a flyout menu of alternate tools, and choose that third alternate, the measure tool.
Now, the measure tool allows you to measure the distance and direction between two points. That is all that it does. You just draw straight line and it measures the distance and direction between those two points, but as it turns out, it is got this extra special thing associated with it that makes it -- and actually sort of day to day useful tool. As suppose to just sort of a weird technical tool.
All right, so what I want you to do is drag with this tool along something that should be either horizontal or vertical. So, drag along a perpendicular, something that should be perpendicular. And I have drag down the center of this first visitor here. Now, I can check out what the angle of this line is by bringing up the Info Pallet. I will go ahead and drag in on screen here so that we can see it, and you can bring up the Info Pallet incidentally by choosing info from the window menu, or by pressing the F8 key. And notice that the angle value is telling me that was 94.2 degrees, only it is -94.2. And if this is an exactly what I want incidentally, I can drag the end points in this line to change the angle of the line. And it really does not matter what the distance of the line is, how long it is, it was just what the angle is.
All right, so once I get at exactly in position, I look at -- now, it is 94.1 degrees, fine. What do I do with that though? Do I rotate it -94.1? Do I -- what! Do I do something different with it? I mean -- I am stocked. I am stymied you know. So, what do I do?