We’ve never done a tutorial on our blog but i’ve been scanning so much this week I figured I’d share a trick that someone showed me a long time ago that has proven very useful over the years. I’m sure a lot of people may know this but maybe it’ll save someone some time. I find this is really great when you scan something in and you want ‘straighten’ or ‘level’ it up. Takes the guess work out and saves you fiddling with the free rotate tool.
STEP 1: Scan in whatever it is you’re working on
STEP 2: Select the ruler tool from the toolbar. It shares a menu with the eyedropper.
STEP 3: Click and drag the ruler along the path you want to be level.
STEP 4: From the image pulldown menu select ‘Rotate Canvas’ and select ‘Arbitrary’.
STEP 5: Click ok.
STEP 6: Crop your now level image and keep working.