Photoshop lets you easily adjust perspective in images. This feature is particularly useful for images having straight lines and flat surfaces—for example, architectural images and images of buildings. You can also use this feature to composite objects having different perspectives in a single image.
Sometimes, an object may look different in an image from how it appears in real life. This mismatch is due to perspective distortion. Images of the same object captured from different camera distances and angles of view exhibit different perspective distortion.
Perspective distortion in images of the same object captured from different distances and angles
Photoshop requires at least 512 MB of video RAM (VRAM) to run the perspective warp feature on 16-bit and 32-bit documents. For details, see Photoshop graphics processor (GPU) card FAQ.
As a prerequisite to adjusting perspective, ensure that the graphics processor is enabled in your Photoshop preferences.
Before you adjust perspective, you must define the planes of the architecture in the image:
Shift-click the edge again if you don't want to preserve its straightening.
Automatically level near horizontal lines
Automatically straighten near vertical lines
Automatically straighten both vertically and horizontally
The following keyboard shortcuts make it easier to adjust perspective:
Slightly move a corner of a quad (pin)
Hides the grid when you're working in the Warp mode
Switches to the Layout mode
Switches to the Warp mode
In the Layout mode, you can press the Enter key to quickly switch to the Warp mode. In the Warp mode, the Enter key commits the current changes to the perspective.
(Warp mode) Straightens an individual edge of a quad and keeps it straight during further perspective manipulation. If you don't want to preserve the straightening of the edge, Shift-click it again.
Shift-(drag an edge)
(Warp mode) Constrains the shape of a plane while lengthening it
Yes. When you edit different perspectives in the same image, you can choose to:
Photoshop requires at least 512 MB of video RAM (VRAM) to run the perspective warp feature on 16-bit and 32-bit documents. If your GPU has 256 MB of VRAM, you can run the perspective warp feature only on 8-bit documents.
Also, the nVidia GeForce GT 120 video card isn't currently supported for the perspective warp feature.
Follow these steps:
Yes. As an illustration, here are two different ways of defining planes for the gateway to the Taj Mahal: