Photo of painting is wonkey

Posted on 2006-06-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Hello, I have taken a photo of a painting from a bit of an angle and therefore it is not rectangular.
Is there a way to make it into a square shape?

Question by:jonnyfb
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David Brugge earned 200 total points
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Open the image and enlarge the canvas to give yourself a little working room.

Select the polygonal lasso tool (the one that looks like a bent coat hanger) and select the painting.

Select Edit/Transform/Perspective.

You will get a transformation box around the painting. If you pull up on one corner, the other corner will go down the same amount. Likewise, if you push down on a corner, the other corner will come up the same amount.

If you need to move one corner more than the other, (with the transformation box still active) go to Edit/Transform/Distort, and you can then move one corner at a time.

Hint: if you hold down the shift key while you are moving a corner, Photoshop confines the movement to just up and down, or just back and forth.

Once you have the image the way that you want, hit the Enter key (Return key on a Mac),
Crop away any extra canvas and you’re done.

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Do you have Photoshop?  If so select the crop tool. Select it with the crop tool then select perspective at the top. You can now move each corner to fit the perspective of the object and make it square with losing anything important.

Tutorial- Its towards the middle of the video


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I apologize for saying do you have photoshop. I was asking which version you have.
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by:Wooky Jack
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you still on this? need some more help?

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I think this question has been abandoned.

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by:Wooky Jack
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I c.  Oh well :\

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hey sorry for not accepting for ages! it was a great answer! 8') cheers

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