Straighten image with only rounded edges

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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I have a scanned image of something I want to cut out. It has rounded corners. It was not straight on the scanner. I would like to know if there is any method of straightening it in Photoshop? I could also employ Illustrator if that is recommended. Usually, when I have a rectangle-like corner, I use the ruler tool and draw a line. Then I use Image Rotation -> Arbitrary to straighten things. However, I do not have the point to draw my line to and from here. Thanks

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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It looks like there is a square patch on your object that you could use straighten the image.

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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Drag guides down even with one corner of the square and the right corner of the object, then Edit>Transform>Rotate.

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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This is one of my favorite ways to straighten:

Select the Ruler tool.

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Drag the ruler across a horizontal or vertical. You can adjust the angle by moving the end points after dragging.

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Then click on Straighten Layer in the Options bar.

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thank for the comments so far. I messed this up. When I saw the square I should have scanned the other side. The square is something I stuck there (for something else) and yes I will admit it looks pretty straight. However, I want to know is this possible on a symmetrical rounded side shape. I am doing it for this project now, but I have had other times when I need to do it for other things that did not have a square to reference as straight. Thanks so much.

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks for the reply. Yes, that is the way I always do with straight edges.

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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With no straight edges, it seems easier to eyeball it.

However, this is one way:

Duplicate the layer. Flip the top layer (the duplicate) horizontally.

Give each layer a different color overlay effect.

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Rotate just the top layer until it aligns with the bottom layer.

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You could now delete or hide the top layer.

On the bottom layer, rotate it to a negative half that amount.

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