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Old Aug 31, 2004, 8:51 AM   #1
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I said I would post anything I discover. This one has undoubtedly been used before, Using the "Distort" feature under Image - Transform in PhotoShop Elements can replace an expensive perpective control lens, at least for non-critical art applications. Here is one example:
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 8:53 AM   #2
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And here is another example:

Note that this effect can look unnatural in many cases, but can be a lot of fun.


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Old Sep 1, 2004, 3:45 AM   #3
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Yes, I always usePS to correct perspective ! and truly this is cheaper than buying good lenses if you have an SLR :-)

The last one looks innatural cause it has to be stretched vertically after correcting perspective, which tends to squeeze images.

A vertical stretch restores original proportions.

You may find an intersting tutorial on how to correct perspective at Klaus DK site :

http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/modules...ge&pid=136
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brtsergio, thanks for the link, good instructions.
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Monza and sergio, thank you for the great information! I agree with you both - much cheaper and the results are fantastic. :-)
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Old Sep 1, 2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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Just for fun here is an example of an image that was stretched (using transform - distort in PSE) at the bottom to exagerate depth. it gives the image the look of a very wide angle shot.

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Old Sep 3, 2004, 12:50 PM   #7
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I have often wondered about the validity of doing perspective correction. Our minds want those lines to be straight and parallel but our eyes actually see the slanted lines. We don't notice it because the brain interprets what the eye is seeing and "makes it straight."

I occasionally use perspective correction on architectural shots but I don't like to since I lose part of the image in the cropping. I guess it's a "d--ned if you do and d--ned if you don't!"

On the other hand, correcting distortion caused by the lens (e.g. barrel distortion) is another matter. Those curved lines that come out of the lens are not real. The eye doesn't see them. They should be corrected.

That's my 37 cents worth. :-?

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