Lens distortion have you bent out of shape? Learn how to fix it using Adobe Lightroom


posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST


Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid has recently published a video tutorial covering how to fix distortion in your architecture photos using Adobe Lightroom. The tools he uses in the video below are lens correction, transform and the guided upright tool. Before getting into heavy duty corrections, make sure to have lens corrections enabled. Many cameras and lenses have profiles in Lightroom so basic distortion and vignette issues can be automatically adjusted. However, this won't solve all issues.

You can then work your way down to the "Transform" adjustments in the Lightroom Develop module and have access to a wide-range of sliders. However, first, use the guided upright tool, which is in the top left corner of the "Transform" area. You can then create straight lines down your distorted building and voila, your building will instantly look better. It might not be perfect yet though and a good slider to use now is the "Aspect" slider. See the guided upright tool in action in Dodson's video.

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(Via SLR Lounge)