Project 1212-5 Adobe

Adobe Digital Scrapbooking Tip – Heritage Memorabilia
By Linda Sattgast
Sponsors: Adobe Systems Inc. and Scrapper’s Guide


Heritage Memorabilia

If you photograph a rectangular object, it's almost impossible not to get some distortion. Here's how to quickly fix the perspective with your computer.

Materials Needed:

• Plastic sheeting
• Fabric paints in primary colors
• 2 brayers
• Sheets of white muslin cut approximately to 8.5" x 11" in size
• Transparency sheet
• Household tools for mark making (such as hair combs, paint texture tools, bubble wrap, etc.)
• 1" foam brushes

  • Get the Polygonal Lasso tool and click from corner to corner around your object to put a selection outline around it.
  • After clicking on the 4th corner, move your mouse over the corner where you started (corner #1). When you see a circle next to your cursor, click to close your selection. You will now have a selection outline with "marching ants."
  • Press Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J) to copy the object to a new layer.
  • Click back on the original photo layer in the Layer's palette to select it.
  • Get the Rectangle tool, and click and drag a rectangle as close to the size of the folder as you can. This will be your template.
  • Click on the layer above the Rectangle shape, the one with the object you selected out of the photo.
  • Get the Move tool, and make sure Show Bounding Box is checked in the options Bar.
  • Press and hold the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd key) and move one corner at a time so it fits the corners of the rectangle in the layer below.
  • When you're satisfied, click on the check mark to accept it.  Your object will now be "squared up."
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