So many times you need to change the perspective of an image especially for the architectural images which have long buildings. No one likes the images with a skew perspective. This is why new versions of Photoshop are coming with a dedicated tool to change the perspective of your image. Adobe named this tool as Perspective Crop Tool.
In this tutorial, I’ll be talking about basic as well as advanced use of Perspective Crop Tool. Like my all other tutorials, this tutorial would also be divided into two halves or two sections. The first section deals with the basics of Perspective Crop and the second section deals with the advanced settings of Perspective Crop.
Section 1: The Basics
The very first thing that we need to do is to grab the Perspective Crop Tool from the tool panel. You can also activate it by pressing Shift+C again and again.
The next thing you need to do is to create a Guide. You can do it by either going to View>New Guide or by dragging down the top Ruler towards the bottom. In case the Ruler is not activated, you can activate it by pressing Ctrl+R. I will tell you the use of this guide later.
Now with the help of Perspective Crop Tool, select the whole image by dragging your mouse from the top left to the bottom right.
Now time to change the perspective. Click on the top left corner handle.
Now drag it in such a way that the grid gets parallel to the window. Also, make sure that the handle and the guide that we created in Figure 2 must coincide.
Do the same for right side also.
Now we are done. All we need to do is to press Enter/Return.
Section 2: Advanced Settings
Like all other Photoshop tools, Perspective Crop tool also comes with its own option bar. Below is the screenshot of the option bar that comes with Perspective Crop Tool.
W and H: Width and Height
This defines the width of the image. The default value is the dimension of your image. Since the image I am working with is of 5616 pixels wide and 3660 pixels high, this is why the default width is 5615 pixels and height is 3660 pixels.
This option defines the number of pixels in an inch. Generally more the number of pixels better would be the quality. But be cautious that more Resolution means higher size. In most cases, 300 pixels per inch or dots per inch is perfect for printing and 72 pixels per inch or dots per inch is perfect for internet purpose.
Let’s say you have two images opened in Photoshop and you want to crop both the images of same aspect ratio. You can do it with the help this feature. Just crop the image and click on this button. Photoshop automatically crops the second image with the same ratio.
Clear does nothing but clears the value of Width, Height, and Resolution.
The grid that we can see from Figure 3 to Figure 6 is because of the fact that this feature is turned on. Once we turn it off, no grid will be shown.
And with this, we are done with Perspective Crop Tool. I hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial. Don’t forget to learn more from our series Get to Know: Photoshop. Feel free to share this tutorial with your friends.