7 Reframing, Retouching, and Recomposing Images

Lesson overview

Some photos have 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 dust or water spots on the lens, blemishes on a portrait subject’s skin, or an extraneous object cluttering the composition.

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

  • Using the Straighten and Crop tools to reframe an image

  • Correcting perspective distortion

  • Creating a photo border

  • Improving the impact of an image with the Recompose tool

  • Enhancing composition by repositioning objects ...

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