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Working With The New CS6 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
In this Photoshop CS6 (30-day free trial) tutorial from Photoshop Daily you'll learn how to correctly converge verticals in your photos.
Draw your verticals
Open up your image and go to Filter>Adaptive Wide Angle. The default Constraint Proportions tool lets you draw your lines. Start with the verticals, holding down Shift as you match them up using the Detail window to ensure they’re tagged as true verticals. You’ll see the image slowly changing shape as you add your lines. Be sure to extend each line to top and bottom of the canvas by hitting Shift and dragging the end points when a four-way pointer appears. You may need to drag three or four times or more.
Draw your horizontals
Next we need to add in some horizontal lines. As we’re not completely square on to one of the building faces, there are no truly horizontal lines in two dimensional terms so we don’t want to mark these as horizontal by Ctrl/right-clicking or hitting Shift when dragging. It’s still important to drag all these lines to the edge of our image canvas though so hit Shift and drag each once placed. The lines will be blue rather than purple to denote the fact that they’re not true horizontals.
Crop and Fill
Click OK when you’re done to apply your filter. You’ll now have some blank canvas around the image. If there’s complex detail at the image edges, Content-Aware Fill is unlikely to be able to deal with it, so crop (C) until you get near to easily reproducible detail like sky. Apply the crop and Cmd/Ctrl-click the layer to load it as a selection. Invert this selection with Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+I and go to Edit>Fill and choose Content-Aware. Deselect and use Spot Healing Brush (J) to clean up any join marks.
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