Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Denise Gormish

Adobe Photoshop allows for many easy adjustments to images. Two very easy adjustments concern the orientation of a photograph - flipping the image and straightening the image.

To flip a photograph's orientation, open the image in Adobe Photoshop. Go to Image - Rotate Canvas. This function will change the entire rotation of the image. 180 degrees will turn it upside down. 90 degrees CW (clockwise ) will turn it to the right. 90 degrees CCW (counter clockwise) will turn it to the left.

To straighten a photograph that is tilted  to the right or left, open the image in Adobe Photoshop. Go to Image - Rotate Canvas. Choose Arbitrary. In the pop-up menu choose a direction and the angle of change. Select OK. If you are straightening an image that is slightly tilted, you won't need to change the angle by much more than 1 or 2 degrees. Experiment until you obtain the desired result.

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Open the image.

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Rotate canvas with Arbitrary setting.

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Crop image.

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Another way to straighten a photograph is to open a blank document that is larger than your image and edit your image in that document. For example, open a 12" x 12" document and drag (or cut and paste) your image into the document. To rotate the image, select Edit - Transform - Rotate. Holding your mouse button down, rotate the image around until you straighten it. Press the Enter key to confirm the change.

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Remember these two easy functions the next time your image isn't oriented correctly.

 

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