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Straightening Crooked Photos with Photoshop Elements

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  1. Part 1: Straightening Photos Using Photoshop Elements 3
  2. Part 2: Straightening Photos Using Photoshop Elements 4
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Don't toss out those crooked photos! If you've got Photoshop Elements, straightening digital photos has never been easier. Matt Kloskowski literally shows you how to straighten up those out-of-line photos in two brief video tutorials that take you through the straightening process in Photoshop Elements 3 and the new Photoshop Elements 4.
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I don't know about you, but my digital photos tend to be a little crooked sometimes. Fortunately, they are easy to straighten inside Photoshop Elements. In fact, in the new version—Photoshop Elements 4—fixing this problem got even easier. In this article, we'll take a look at how to do this the old way in Photoshop Elements 3, as well as the new way in Photoshop Elements 4.

Part 1: Straightening Photos Using Photoshop Elements 3

At one point or another, your digital photos will inevitably be off-center and require some straightening. Here's an example:

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Figure 1 A photo that required straightening.

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Figure 2 The same photo straightened using Photoshop Elements.

A crooked shot was always a problem with traditional film cameras because straightening photos after-the-fact was difficult. It’s gotten even worse now with digital because people tend to just hold the camera up and look at the screen in back. Since you never get any stability that way, photos often turn out crooked. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to fix crooked photos digitally thanks to Photoshop Elements.

Straightening photos in Elements 3 requires a few more steps than the newer version does, but it's worth it to salvage a crooked photo. Let's take a look at how it’s done in this four-minute video.

Learn how to straighten your photos using Photoshop Elements 3.

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