Photoshop Screen Shot
Crop at an Angle
This is a good example of the power of Photoshop crop. I started out
using crop at an angle, but I have since found a better way to straighten
out a picture. This technique is explained in the
Sams Book - Teach
Photoshop CS in 24 Hours by Carla Rose - chapter 4 page 64 -
straightening the horizon. This book is available at the
Aurora Public Library -
photo is not level, but this is corrected in the dark room with the power
(magic) of Photoshop image rotate and crop. It looks crooked at the start.
With the info palette visible, I use the measure tool (grouped with the
eyedropper in the toolbox). I click at the left edge of the part I want
level, and then again on the right edge. If you look close you can see the
line above the garage. The info palette (upper right portion of the
screen) shows the angle is 2.5 degrees. Next I select: Image/Rotate
Canvas/Arbitrary and the needed correction of 2.53 degrees CW (clockwise) is
automatically entered. I click "OK"
and butta bing butta boom the picture is tipped at 2.53 degrees which makes
the house level. I crop using 448 x 290 pixel aspect ratio.
Notice the upper right corner of the crop is as far up as I can go. For
artistic reasons I want to cut away the street and leave as much sky (tree tops)
After the crop, I resize the image. I make sure resample and constrain
proportions are both checked, set resolution to 85 and then width to 448 pixels,
as shown in the screen shot below:
Finally, I save the file at low quality. The end result is a file that
is 448 x 290 pixels at 50 KB.
An MLS photograph that would make the homeowner, buyer, and listing agent
This image is shown at 448 x 290 - the same as the file size.