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AUTOMATICALLY Fix Perspective Distortions in Photoshop – Automatic Upright in Camera RAW Tutorial

December 4, 2019

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how
to remove perspective distortions from your photos. Hey everyone, welcome back to The Photoshop
Training Channel. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Instagram @JRfromPTC. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how
you can use a Camera Raw Filter to remove perspective distortions from your photos. Okay, let’s get started. We’re going to work with this image here. It clearly has some perspective distortions
and we can easily fix them by using the Camera Raw filter. I’m going to right click on the layer and
Convert it into a Smart Object to work non-destructively. Then, I’m going to go into Filter + Camera
Raw Filter. And you can press Shift T on the keyboard
or click on this icon to enable the Transform Tool. This tool works great in photos with crooked
horizons for buildings with verticals and horizontal lines that aren’t straight. This tool has 4 Upright Modes that you can
use to automatically fix perspective. Auto, Level, Vertical, and Full. As you can see they all give you a different
result. In most cases, I like using the Auto because
I think it gives you the best balance when correcting the perspective of your photos. After you apply any one of these adjustments,
you can refine the adjustment by clicking and dragging on these sliders to further enhance
your correction. You can hold Alt /Option on the Mac, and the
Cancel button becomes the Reset button, and you can click on it to reset the tool. You also have the Guided button. This one here. If you select it, you can create two or more
guides to straighten the horizons and vertical lines. So I can click and drag over the image and
follow those vertical lines. I can create a second one, maybe use this
building here on the side and Photoshop will automatically straighten those lines. I could also create a horizontal line to straighten
the horizon. But in this case, it won’t do that good
of a job because following that line would really throw off the perspective. So, again, click on that icon there to select
that line and press the Backspace or Delete key on the Mac to get rid of that line. And, of course, you can come in and adjust
the sliders to further enhance the effect. I think that in this case the Automatic Upright
does the better job. And actually what I’ll do is I’ll just
hold Alt / Option on the Mac + Reset, then hit the Automatic button, and that gives me
a much, much better perspective on my image. I can then press the OK button. And you can see the before and the after. And that’s it for this tutorial. I hope that you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments below what type
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  • Reply Gail Singer October 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    excellant quick fix

  • Reply Noel Conway October 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Great job Jesus, suggested tutorial "the Lazarus effect" by Vincent Versace.

  • Reply Eduardo Franco Rondina October 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm


  • Reply Lórien Davy October 11, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I am thinking that, perhaps, when the image does not contain predominantly architectural elements, the Guided button might work best to straighten poles and buildings in the image?

  • Reply Brent Rivers October 12, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Transform in Lr is same, no?

  • Reply AJ Sharf October 12, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Great presentation Jesus revealing stuff or key that worth a million.

  • Reply DJ Rahul RDEY October 12, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Nice sri

  • Reply Pic-O- Maniacs October 12, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Have been following you from a few months and it has helped me a lot. Thank you for all these beautiful tips and tricks.
    Can you please guide with a tutorial to enhance(w.r.t colors,brightness and saturation) wedding photos but still make it realistic? I'm trying to find such a tutorial and haven't found a apt one till date.

  • Reply Dr. Harshwardhan October 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

    How to process in Photoshop with DNG file for beter protrait ?
    please ! make a full tuto..l.
    thanks ..m dr. harsh from india

  • Reply Richard Bourdeau October 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This was a good short explanation. I am not very comfortable with Adobe Camera Raw and would like to learn more on how to use it more effectively.

  • Reply Chris Norris October 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Awesome tip and highly valuable! Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Penny Linford October 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks! I always tried to do this in lightroom but this way looks a lot better.

  • Reply ELLIOT STERN October 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    great tutorial. What are the differences between this and lightroom?

  • Reply Jota Soares October 12, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Very helpful tutorial, thank you very much.

  • Reply Davor Dakić October 12, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Is this PS 2017? Because I have cc 2015 and I dont have perspective tool in camera raw filter in this version.

  • Reply David Adshade October 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I think I prefer LR Transform. Camera Raw has no Constrain Crop so you have to crop the image manually if necessary. Or am I missing something?

  • Reply Richard Stalter October 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you Jesús.

  • Reply Cathy Lankford October 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Jesus. I have viewed many of your videos and I always walk away feeling that I have learned something new and important in Photoshop!  Keep up the great work.

  • Reply guillermo giannini October 15, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Very helpful tutorial, thank you very much.

  • Reply Mario Carvajalino October 16, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Jesus I just purchased a new MAC PRO 13 and it comes with a new multipurpose band at the top of th keyboard, that performs several related tasks when photoshop is being used. I have had a terrible time to setup my screen to the traditional one where I have the layers and channels. Can you help me? probably more photoshop users are facing the same problem

  • Reply Roberto Braicovick October 18, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    GRAZIE J.R. (always perfect)

  • Reply Thierry Wybauw October 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Great as always, just a quick question do you have somewhere an in-depth explanation on the clone-tool, the setting point (Alt) doesn't always do or react as i want, lol. All layers i use 🙂 Tx

  • Reply Citra P November 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Wow thanks for that. I honestly think Ps need to build this in outside menu because it is too important to use!

  • Reply Meira Vich February 11, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    wow had no idea about it, an awesome tutorial!!!

  • Reply aeonjoey April 28, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    wow THANK YOU!!! this is exactly what I wanted! Why do they HIDE this functionality under the Camera Raw Filter??? this is one of the most powerful functions in PhotoShop, and it should be in the lens correction or "fix perspective" or something more easy to figure out where it is. Now that I know, I won't forget, but even though I do shoot and use RAW, I've never bothered to use these features in there ever. Wow, I had no idea it'd work on a NON-RAW photo, or that these were in there! You're amazing dude!

  • Reply Jen Brooker May 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you!

  • Reply Paulo Henrique Araújo June 26, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Do your paid courses on the site have captions?

  • Reply David Eaton July 20, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Great video, but could you make your cursor more visible? It's difficult to follow.

  • Reply jack ran September 17, 2018 at 6:39 am

    color dodgeson

  • Reply usedg November 29, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Excellent thank you . Does autocrop exist with this feature it does in Lightroom ?

  • Reply wm17959 December 24, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I appreciate the video. Can you please explain how to manipulate individual exposures (over-exposed, under-exposed, correct exposure) when doing HDR in PhotoShop? I am used to PhotoMatix where control is easy, but I need to know how to do it in PhotoShop and I'm still relatively new to PhotoShop. Sincerely hoping for a reply.

  • Reply Keren Cohen February 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Very helpful you saved my life

  • Reply M Ark April 16, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    What software and version is this tutorial based on? tia

  • Reply Глеб Туржанский May 3, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Very helpful and straight to the point!
    Thank you, Jesús!

  • Reply uzeyourillusion May 27, 2019 at 9:53 am

    awesome !

  • Reply Fernando Perez May 31, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    ¡Gran tutorial Jesús!

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  • Reply Mohammed Mohsin July 20, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Shift T does not work

  • Reply Larry Hume August 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Great thanks.

  • Reply Paul G September 26, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Super useful video! PS is intimidating but with this video I was easily able to straighten the lines in a picture of an interior wall. Seriously, I would have never figured out how to do this on my own so you are a lifesaver and I am now a subscriber.

    Yeah, I'm photoshopping a picture of a wall. I needed the corners and a doorway square so I could import the picture into a vector drawing app because, well, I'm making a vertical playground for my cats and want to lay everything out before I start drilling. Also, Oakland! I grew up in the East Bay and am always happy when I run into my old home at random times 😀

  • Reply Pc Park September 28, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Thanks. Now I can do what I want to do….

  • Reply tomtoktak October 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    i cant find it from cs6

  • Reply not a nerd at all October 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    You saved the day! Thank you!!!

  • Reply Street Anomaly October 30, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I am not Christian but I want to say, Thank you Jesus

  • Reply Dave Wood October 31, 2019 at 6:38 am

    All these years I have been using Select All, Transform, Perspective in Photoshop and then calculating how much to resize the height, when your advice can do it in seconds! Great tip. Thank you so much.

  • Reply Nathan Howland November 3, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I can't get this to work in CS6.

  • Reply joao nauman November 10, 2019 at 9:58 am

    thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been working with this tool for some time in my arch photo workflow. I find it easier and more efficient to use for buildings and sort of urban landscapes rather than interior shots of living rooms let's say. What's your opinion on this?

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