I have an image layer that's almost a perfect rectangle - it is a photograph I took of a rectangular object and have carefully cropped out.

Is there a way to either warp it into a perfect rectangle or have it snap to guidelines within my project? I want all of the edges to be perfectly straight and square.


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You can use Perspective Crop in Photoshop…
[click & hold on the Crop Tool, it's second down; or Shift C will cycle if you have that set in prefs]

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Before… ('scuse the "fine art";)

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It will square things up nicely, but of course cannot fix the quality of my photography ;))
There's no snap, btw, just zoom the image until you can pick the 'perfect' corners.

  • Thanks for that! What if my layer is already fully cropped/isolated? It is an almost perfect rectangle layer and I'm trying to snap it and warp to my guidelines that are forming a rectangle
    – Will
    Jan 22, 2023 at 19:11
  • If it's not a perfect rectangle it cannot by definition be fully cropped. There's no snap in this, there's careful manual tweaking.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 22, 2023 at 19:14
  • "warp to my guidelines": make a rectangular selection; right-click > free transform; right-click > distort
    – Yorik
    Jan 26, 2023 at 20:08

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