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04 Apply the crop
Place the cursor outside the crop window. A rotate icon will appear. Drag to rotate the crop window clockwise so that its horizontal lines run parallel with the shot’s slightly tilted horizon. Click the tick to complete the crop. The horizon is straight and the bridge is more prominent in the frame.
05 Remove distractions
Grab the Zoom tool. Click to get a closer look at the policeman on the bridge. Grab the Clone Stamp tool [S]. In the Options bar, set Size to 100 pixels. Set Opacity to 100%. Alt+click the cursor on the parapet to the man’s left to sample it. Spray the sampled pixels over the man to hide him.
06 Warm up
Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Photo Filter. Click OK. Set the Filter drop down to Warming Filter (85). Increase Density to 50. This helps reduce the blue colour cast in the overcast background. However, the correctly balanced colours in the sun-lit rhododendron bush now look too warm.
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