Lens Correcting an Image

Lens Correcting an Image

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Use the Lens Correction Filter in Photoshop



Using wider angle lenses can introduce image distortion. One effective way to correct the problem is the Lens Correction Filter.


Step One

Open an image with lens distortion issues in Photoshop (File > Open...).

Step Two

With the image layer selected, choose Filter > Len Correction.

Step Three

Make sure that the Preview and Grid checkboxes are selected.

Step Four

Click the Custom tab on the right side of the panel.

Step Five

If your image is slightly rotated, correct by changing the Angle setting. Minus is counter-clockwise and Plus is clockwise.

Step Six

The other sliders in the Transform section change the Vertical and Horizontal Perspective.

Step Seven

The Remove Distortion slider at the top is helpful to remove a concave or convex pillow effect in the image.

Step Eight

With the Vignette section you can draw the viewer to the center of the image by adjusting the slider to Darken. This technique is common in portraits.

Step Nine

Click OK to accept your settings. Use the Crop tool to trim the image.

Great for Architectural Images

When working with building images it is common to make the structure's vertical lines vertical in your image. This filter is the perfect solution to clean up any skewed building lines.


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