Straightening something inside a photo

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Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017

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I know how to straighten an entire image.  But what if there is a picture frame on a wall that's crooked?  Can it be straightened?  I'm using Photoshop CC the lastest version, on Mac Sierra.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017

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One way: Make a selection of the picture, put it on its own layer, show transformation controls, make the picture slightly larger, then straighten the picture frame.

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Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017

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As Derek said. Or if you don't want the picture to be larger, select it - transform it to straighten it up then use the clone tool to fill any gaps left in the wall.

Dave

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Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017

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Or select the picture and transform - warp. There are tons of ways... if you post a screenshot we'll come up with even more .



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Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017

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If it's a picture frame on the wall, I would select an area larger than the frame and transform that - less retouching of where the original frame was.

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Mar 18, 2017 Mar 18, 2017

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Is the picture in it's own layer? Or can you select it and jump it to it's own layer (Ctrl/Cmd+ J)? If so, you can use the Straighten Layer option:

  1. Select the Ruler tool
  2. Draw a line segment along the top of the object
  3. Select Straighten layer in the Options bar

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May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022

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The combination of Derek's and Dave's responses should easily do the trick. 

Make a selection of the area

Use New Layer Via Copy (command J)

Straighten and enlarge slightly to cover the other image

You may need to make and/or soften the edges

warmly/j

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