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Help To Level A Photo.

Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:07 am

Hi all,

I got few problens to level this photo, I think the angle didnt help at all. Is it leveled? I've used the left pole. And suggestions to future similar shots?

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RE: Help To Level A Photo.

Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:11 am

Hard to tell from a small(ish) version, but it needs some CW rotation.

Open it in Photoshop and hit Ctrl-"

That will bring up the grid, and will sort you.
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RE: Help To Level A Photo.

Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:49 am

I'm very bad at leveling a picture correctly and I found out the hard way that there is for me a better way than the grid in Photoshop. It's the rulers.

Hit Ctrl+R, this will bring up the rulers. They are visible at the top and left of the picture.
When the rulers are visible you can drag a horizontal/vertical line from the upper left corner of the picture and drag it precisely against a know vertical or horizontal area in the picture. You will see instantly if that part of the picture is leveled. In my opinion It works easier than the grid.

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RE: Help To Level A Photo.

Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:24 am

Hi Matheus

If you check at the light poles at the back, you´ll see they´re leaning to the left, so CW rotation will be needed. You may use the grid when you´re in doubt. I haven´t tried the ruler technique myself.

Quoting Matheus (Thread starter):
I've used the left pole

Try to use vertical references that are as close to the center of the pic as possible, to avoid any lens distortion.
Hope it helps.  Smile

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RE: Help To Level A Photo.

Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:02 am

Thanks to everyone for the help. Soon I'll re-edit this one and upload it.



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