Fix Camera Tilt Distortion & Grab Textures – The Perspective Crop Tool | Photoshop Tutorial

Fix Camera Tilt Distortion & Grab Textures – The Perspective Crop Tool | Photoshop Tutorial


In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how
to fix camera tilt distortion, and how to grab textures from photographs using photoshop. Here I’ve got an image of a sign that I want
to use as a flat texture. The only problem is that the photo was taken at an angle. I
could fix this using the transform tools, but this would be a fiddly process. And I’d
have to rely on my eyes to make the right adjustments. Fortunately the Perspective Crop Tool solves
this problem for me. For Creative Cloud you’ll find it in the tools menu, alongside the ordinary
Crop Tool. But you can also access this in older versions of Photoshop, by selecting
the ordinary crop tool and enabling the perspective option. Just place a point in all four corners of
the texture you want to grab. And then press the return key. Photoshop will then crop your
image into a perfectly rectangular texture. As you can see this makes amazingly well for
grabbing textures – but it has other uses too. When you tilt your camera upwards or downwards,
it can create some perspective distortion. In this example we can clearly see the walls
are at an angle. Making the top of the building look smaller than the bottom. This can easily be fixed though by lining
up the Perspective Crop Tool with the vertical walls. The edges of the crop tool stay snapped
to the edges of the canvas, so they slide easily into position. Then just like our previous
example, we press the return key. As you can see we’ve lost some of our original
image, but the distortion problem has now been fixed. That’s it for this tutorial. If you enjoyed
it, please subscribe and hit the like button. And I’ll see you next time!

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