The Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop

The Interior Architecture Course:

With all interior architecture images, there is a need to fix the perspective as many perspective altering variables come into play.  What lens are you using, are you tilting your camera up or down to make it all fit, or is the camera slightly off center?  All of these things can throw off our interior architecture images, and each one will come with a different set of problems for fixing them.

There is a tool in Photoshop that just may save the day in many of the scenarios listed above.  The Perspective Crop tool is unique in that it fixes the perspective while cropping the image as the name so graciously implies 🙂  The Perspective Crop tool is, however, not the easiest thing to comprehend because a little bit of this and a little bit of that can really mess the photo up.  In today’s  tutorial I will give you some direction, but here are some best practices to consider:

Use the Perspective Crop tool to outline the most critical area of correction.  
Even if that area is small, use the warped lines and trace them with the perspective crop tool
Once you have made the selection for the troubled region, move the left, right, top, and bottom guides to make the selection larger
The perspective crop tool will maintain its correction that was set from the troubled area
Now commit to it by pressing enter
If it looks good, rock on with your edits
If it doesn’t seem so great press ctrl+z (cmd+z on mac) and use the perspective crop tool all over again.
It may take practice, do not get frustrated though, you go this!!!
Watch the full tutorial below to see how I use it with the best practices in mind.  Also, be sure to scope out the interior architecture course, it’s a good one!

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  1. massimo bruce
    May 18, 2018

    I've just purchased your interior architecture course, I'm sure it will be awesome , thank you for your videos Blake
    Ciao from Rome, Italy

  2. Jas Mamohtra
    May 18, 2018

    Another great tutorial… so much we learn from this channel.

  3. David Adshade
    May 18, 2018

    Wonderful. I'll be trying this one for sure! Thank you.

  4. Michael Cross
    May 18, 2018

    Another great tip from our Photoshop master

  5. Marek Szopiński
    May 18, 2018

    Hi Blake,
    Regarding to this tutorial I have proposal of slightly related subject: noise removal. Sometimes, when photos are processed, the noise increases. This also happens when a couple of pictures are combined together (HDR, luminosity masks etc). It seems to be potentially illogical. For example: when the police wants to expand details/reduce noise from monitoring they use a couple of frames to achieve better quality of single picture. But in photography, compilation of a couple of pictures usually means that the noise will increase. This is something opposite to expectations. Could you develop a tutorial on how to improve the quality of a photo from combination of several?

  6. Frank Hernandez
    May 19, 2018

    Great instruction and examples. I just bought a new wide angle lens so I will definitely need to keep this in mind. Thank you!

  7. R Garlin
    May 20, 2018

    Clearly and concisely explained as always; thanks a lot Blake!

  8. Niven A. Nolte
    May 20, 2018

    Thank you.

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