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  • Photoshop question - Fixing the horizon

    Maybe it's really easy to do this, but I've just started learning Photoshop and I don't know how to solve this problem:
    The horizon in this picture is tilted. How could I fix it, leaving everything else the same? Thanks a lot for any ideas.

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...icture_122.jpg

  • #2
    If you are new to photoshop it will not be easy.....I would take the water line above the animal and straighten it out. The gap of white that is made will have to be recreated, into the ocean, and made to look real. Otherwise if the animal is more important to you, then you can crop the animal out, rotate the picture, and recreate the areas around the animal.

    There might be an easier way, but that is the first thing that comes to mind for me!
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    • #3
      I would take a reverse approach and add in some more sky rather than attempt to rotate the horizon. Just take the rubber stamp and stamp in some of that sky in the shape of a straighter horizon.
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      • #4
        I concure with corn.....then no gap has to be created or filled.
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        • #5
          Well, you can Google it and get a few tutorials that will tell you how to adjust the entire image. Or you can set a guide going where you'd like the horizon to be and go to Free Transform>Warp. This way you can adjust the sides of the photo without distorting it too much. I use this on occasion and it works well. There are a few other ways to do this, but your entire image would be shifted.
          Last edited by SharkFinStudios; 09-20-2006, 04:50 PM.

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          • #6
            To correct the horizon: select all, free transform, rightclick, rotate. Place tool in upper right corner and rotate image to the proper position. Deselect and use the cropping tool to remove edges.

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            Last edited by naturehut; 09-27-2006, 09:27 PM.

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            • #7
              Select the whole canvas with the crop tool, then move the square down so that you can align one of the sides with the horizen by rotating, then move the square so that you get as much as you can of the image (shrink while holding down Shift) and click enter. That's what I'd do. I don't have time to explain the alternative.
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              • #8
                If the image can handle it and the tilt isn't too off then you can transform-skew to straighten it. Might be a bit too much here though as the squirrel gets squished a fair bit... Just did it in a couple of seconds, so it's not completely horizontal, but you get the idea.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by frankster
                  If the image can handle it and the tilt isn't too off then you can transform-skew to straighten it. Might be a bit too much here though as the squirrel gets squished a fair bit... Just did it in a couple of seconds, so it's not completely horizontal, but you get the idea.

                  ^^ do that, but first cut your squirrel out then put him back unsquished.....perfect
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                  • #10
                    He is soooo cute! I didn't know squirrels hung out at the beach??

                    He's fat one isn't he?
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                    • #11
                      Back home in good old inner city manchester the squirrels in the parks were monstrous, fat, violent, cig butt chewers and as a result were totally nicotine dependant and quite scary. This one looks like a little darlin!
                      at best my spelling *and grammar* is crap and at worst it are be carp

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                      • #12
                        Bums. We don't have squirrels in New Zealand. I kinda wish we did, but they would probably cause havoc on our wildlife and native trees.
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                        • #13
                          since when do squirels hang out by the ocean?? where in the hell is this creepy place?
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                          • #14
                            Fix that horizon!

                            The fast fix is to select the part of the image just above the dark wave line. This will include the tips of the ears, but don't worry about that part right now.

                            Give it a feather of about 2 pixels (on this tiny version -- the full size image will need something more like 5 or 10).

                            Copy the selection onto its own layer (control-J) then use free transform to rotate it until the horizon is level. Since the background sky is still in place, you won't get any missing edges.

                            Click the layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette (or use Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All.

                            With a black, soft-edge brush, paint on the layer mask to hide the squirrel's ears in the copy layer and let the background layer show through. Do the same to blend any sky or sea areas where any "seams" show. (I didn't do this step, and in the tiny version it actually looks fine.)
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by frankster
                              Back home in good old inner city manchester the squirrels in the parks were monstrous, fat, violent, cig butt chewers and as a result were totally nicotine dependant and quite scary. This one looks like a little darlin!

                              Grey squirrels damn things vermin, rats with bushy tails.

                              Now the endangered half the size red squirrels—they are little darlins!

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