By: Knut Kubenz on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
If you've ever tried to photograph a painting on the wall with a point and shoot compact digital camera, with a built in flash, you know it's next to impossible to produce an image without some sort of hot spot because of the built in flash. Professional photographers will tell you the best way to offset this condition is to have the light source at a 45 degree angle to the painting, but how do you do this with a built in flash? Well one option is to physically position yourself with the camera at a 45 degree angle to the painting and surprise—no more hot spot.
Fine and dandy, but at this point the painting's perspective is lost and one end of the painting is larger than the other. Is there anyway you can have your cake and eat it too? Yes there is and Photoshop carries with it a little known option which will solve the perspective issues. Let's begin.
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