Adjust perspective in photos with Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC
Even though the Perspective Warp feature in Photoshop CC has been available since January 2014, I am finally getting around to actually trying it out for myself. Now, with the Creative Cloud 2014 update and redesign of new and updated tutorials, I thought it would be a good time to try it.
Be sure you are using Photoshop 2014 for the latest features. Terry White wrote a great post, Why do I have 2 copies of my CC apps, which explains how and when to update to the latest version.
I wanted to try the steps in the How to adjust perspective in a photo tutorial, but with my own photos. You can, however, download the project files for this tutorial if you do not immediately have photos of your own to fix. I went through a lot of the travel photos I’ve taken over the years and picked this picture I took of the Red Fort in Agra, India because I thought would be a great fit for some help from Perspective Warp.
It was a bit of an experiment for me since the two walls do not have the same height so I wasn’t exactly sure how the perspective would work.
I defined two perspective planes trying as best I could to make the top plane of the perspective grid on the second wall parallel with the top of the wall.
I decided to manually move the pin points to warp the perspective since the default settings for adjusting it vertically, horizontally, or using a combination of both was a bit too drastic of a change for the photo I selected (at least using the perspective planes the way I set them).
Here is the Red Fort photo after I applied the Perspective Warp settings.
Now, I want to go through all of the other photos I’ve taken over the years to see how can improve the angle of the buildings with Perspective Warp without the logistical (and cost) issue of returning to those places.