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Straighten a pano with reflections in Photoshop


Example image

ReflectionVerticalsOriginal.jpg

You can see this beautiful panorama is rotated slightly counter clockwise. That's a simple problem and it can easily be corrected in Photoshop. Even easier with the tip bellow.



The trick

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The reflected image and the corresponding object are on the same vertical line when it reflects on a level reflective surface, like a lake, a pond of water, a fountain, a glass floor... The trick (from Max Lyons) is to use the Photoshop "measure tool" (hidden behind the Eyedropper toll in the tool palette) and then Image - Rotate canvas - arbitrary (which is not arbitrary at all but derives the used angle value from the Measure tool).

Credits

Al, for the example image; GURL for sharing this tip; Max Lyons for inventing(?) it.