7. Reframing, Retouching, and Recomposing Images

Lesson overview

For some photos, you’ll need to deal with image flaws other than color or lighting problems. A picture that was taken hurriedly might be spoiled by being tilted or poorly composed, and even a technically perfect exposure can be diminished by an extraneous object that clutters an otherwise striking composition, by dust or water spots on the lens, or by blemishes on a portrait subject’s skin.

In this lesson, you’ll learn a range of techniques for cropping, retouching, and rearranging the composition of such flawed images:

Using the Straighten tool

Using the Crop tool to re-frame an image

Correcting perspective distortion

Creating a photo border

Improving the impact of an ...

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