Rotating With the Straighten Tool

Rotating With The Straighten Tool

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Rotate the Document in Photoshop RAW with the Straighten Tool



Taking pictures with a level horizon or with vertical building lines can be challenging. By shooting in RAW format and importing into Photoshop, you can easily fix any camera rotation.


Step One

Open a RAW image in Photoshop (File > Open) that needs a rotation correction.

Step Two

Click the Straighten tool (a key). Click and drag a line in the image that should be horizontal. The image rotates and corrects itself.

To avoid any surprises, make sure to set the Crop tool options to Normal.

Step Three

The Straighten tool also works when you click and drag a vertical line in the image.

Step Four

Notice that the image is slightly cropped as it rotates. As the image rotates, the final size is adjusted as indicated by the readout at the bottom of the window.

Removing Adjustment

The straighten adjustment can be removed by selecting Clear Crop from the Crop tool menu.

Fine Tuning the Rotation

Once you've used the Straighten tool, you can click-drag the image corners to alter the rotation and image size.


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