|Paint Shop Pro|
|In the following I am using Paint Shop Pro. If you have Photoshop then everything I do here are almost exactly the same (best as I can determine) – the controls even having similar if not exactly the same names and procedures. If you are using other graphics programs then they may have similar tools. Since you can download a free, 30-day, fully-functional copy of Paint Shop Pro .. well .. do as you wish.|
|Perspective Correction Tool Screen. If you look closely at the photo, the left hand bank is lower than the right hand. This is simply the angle that the photo was taken from. So – the first thing I will do is correct that. The Perspective Correction Tool has four handles – one on each corner. You simply drag the handles until you match the perspective in the photo.|
When finished with placing the Perspective Correction Tool you click the “Check Mark” and the correction is applied.
The shift is slight – the black at the top and bottom show how the photo was shifted.
Next I got rid of everything I didn’t want – or – conversely kept just the bits I needed.
Using the Crop Tool I again used handles (sides and corners) to select the area I wanted to keep. Everything else will be discarded.
I cropped the photo just above the tallest spire of a church and just above the water. You then click the “Check Mark” to apply the Crop Tool.
|At this point I could have done some modification to the buildings on the ends .. copy, cut, flip horizontally and pasted carefully to create the missing bits (using Layers and the Free Hand Selection Tool). That would have been easier but I needed more vertical area.|