Deke's Techniques 317: Using the Perspective Crop Tool
"Hail to the Chief, He's the Chief We All Say Hail To... " ---Dave
This week's free Deke's Techniques episode comes to you, in part, courtesy of Deke's double epic win in the 1972 Parker Brothers board game, Landslide. It also features the Perspective Crop tool in Photoshop CC.
The result is that you go from Deke's celebratory, but off-to-the-side, capture of the game results to a virtually overhead perspective on the competition results (in which you will see Deke got Texas and Pennsylvania, which in 1974 would have gone a long way to your electoral college victory):
The Perspective Crop tool allows you to rearrange the perspective while you're editing away on all parts of the composition. It's a great two-for-one operation that allows you to recompose and reposition at the same time. There's a reason Deke keeps getting reelected around here. (Yeah, the ruthless way he stole California from me!)
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