May 16, 2022

How To Fix Perspective Issues Using Lightroom’s “Guided Upright” Feature

The tool itself lays down a white line, but it was tough to see it in this small capture, so I included the red line just as a visual. When you utilize this tool, the lines will be white. When you drag out the very first line, nothing happens yet either.

This ones by request: a while back I created an online course called “A Photographers Guide to Chicago” and one of the locations I talked about was a parking garage where you can shoot down on an intersection of the “L” (Elevated trains). When my co-host for the course, Larry Becker, saw the behind-the-scenes shot of me taking the shot (shown above), he asked how might I potentially get the shot straight at the angle I was shooting from.
STEP TWO: Im going to click and drag out the tool along the left track (I added a red two-headed arrow here to show you where Im dragging. The tool itself puts down a white line, but it was tough to see it in this little capture, so I included the red line simply as a visual. When you utilize this tool, the lines will be white. When you drag out the first line, nothing occurs yet either.
STEP THREE: When you draw the 2nd Guide Edit line out (as seen here, where I dragged along the track on the right of my very first line) you can see the image begins to straighten. Depending on the image, you may just require 2 lines, but in this case, the image still looks manipulated (the tracks appear like theyre leaning downward from right to left through the horizontal middle of the image).
STEP FOUR: Heres the 3rd line– right down the tracks in the center.
STEP FIVE: I dragged the fourth and last line down the opposite tack and you can see, its quite close now, but look up on top center track and you can see that when the 4th Guided Edit line did its thing to correct the image, it make the top centerline off by a little. Quickly repaired because you can reposition the lines once theyre in location by dragging and clicking.
STEP SIX: I dragged the little rearranging dot on the leading line, (not quite sure thats its real name) shown circled around above in red and dragged it up so its straight along the track again, and the image readjusts (as you can see here) and now its nice and straight.
Heres a previously and after the correction.Have a fantastic week, everybody!
— Scott.