How to Straighten a Photo in Photoshop in Under 30 sec

This is a super quick but  helpful tip is great for those times when you shot an image and the horizon isn’t 100% levelled. Portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) demonstrates how to fixed that extremely easily in Photoshop.

This is a super simple way to straighten an image – most of you are probably aware of it already but in case you aren’t – you can use the ruler tool in the eyedropper icon (right click on the eyedropper tool to get the other options).

A different way of doing basically the same thing is by going to the crop tool and choosing straighten (this is our preferred method).

Bonus video – Layers Panel Hotkey Tips in Photoshop CC


You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check Dodson’s previous videos here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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