If you ever photograph buildings or other subjects looking up at them or your camera isn’t parallel to them or isn’t level, you can benefit from Lightroom’s transform tools for correcting perspective and leveling photos. In Lightroom 6 .6+ and Classic, these tools are found in the Transform panel, and include one-click fixes with Upright, Guided Upright for drawing the lines you want parallel, and manual slider adjustments. Free bonus: You’ll also learn how to make your subjects thinner!  These tools are also available in the Geometry panel in the cloud-based Lightroom – while the panel looks a bit different than what I show in this video tutorial, I still recommend watching it to learn to use the tools!

This photo needs vertical perspective correction, a slight amount of horizontal perspective correction, and leveling.

Watch my free video tutorial below for all the details on how to use these tools. This is one of 101 videos in my 22-hour  Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic 7: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series, covering Lightroom’s Library, Develop and Map modules. It’s for beginners and experienced users, and I guarantee that you’ll love it (or your money back)! Update 2019 – here’s the newer version – now 112 videos, 25 hours: Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic: The Fundamentals & Beyond V. 8

For best quality, after hitting Play click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.