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Straighten Photo


Hello, all! I new to this forum and have a limited knowledge of Photoshop. I'm learning every day. I'm looking for help straightening the photo below. What is the best method to achieve this? This is a document accepting my 4th great grandfather, John Hancock into the Western Regiment of the Mendip Legion (Somerset, England) in 1804. I would like to frame it, but its present state is not suitable for this due to the paper folds. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.


Allen Goodwin-Hancock

Mendip Legion 2.jpg
Hi and welcome to PSG

If you have access to the original document it would make more sense to have it scanned instead of taken a photo of it!
Unfortunately, I don't have access to the original. I wish I did! It would be a much easier solution.

No I actually made a selection of the top part with the quick selection tool and copied that to a new layer and used the warp tool
Also used the clone stamp tool and healing brush tool

Wow, chrisdesign!!!!! That is absolutely perfect and fast. I barely got started trying to do it myself. Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it. It's definitely suitable for framing now.
You guys are absolutely awesome!!! Tom that looks beautiful! What a difference. I can't believe it's the same document.Im very happy that I joined this forum and I really appreciate the help.

Thanks so much!!!!