Perspective Correction has Never been so easy- The Perspective Crop Tool
With all interior architecture images, there is a need to fix the perspective as many perspective altering variables come into play. What lens are you using, are you tilting your camera up or down to make it all fit, or is the camera slightly off center? All of these things can throw off our interior architecture images, and each one will come with a different set of problems for fixing them.
There is a tool in Photoshop that just may save the day in many of the scenarios listed above. The Perspective Crop tool is unique in that it fixes the perspective while cropping the image as the name so graciously implies 🙂 The Perspective Crop tool is, however, not the easiest thing to comprehend because a little bit of this and a little bit of that can really mess the photo up. In today’s tutorial I will give you some direction, but here are some best practices to consider:
- Use the Perspective Crop tool to outline the most critical area of correction.
- Even if that area is small, use the warped lines and trace them with the perspective crop tool
- Once you have made the selection for the troubled region, move the left, right, top, and bottom guides to make the selection larger
- The perspective crop tool will maintain its correction that was set from the troubled area
- Now commit to it by pressing enter
- If it looks good, rock on with your edits
- If it doesn’t seem so great press ctrl+z (cmd+z on mac) and use the perspective crop tool all over again.
- It may take practice, do not get frustrated though, you go this!!!
Watch the full tutorial below to see how I use it with the best practices in mind. Also, be sure to scope out the interior architecture course, it’s a good one!