It’s easy to correct alignment errors if you know how to rotate a picture. Lines are important features in an image because they lead the viewer’s eye and create a narrative. Any unwanted tilt can produce an unbalanced composition. With Luminar, rotating images and improving composition takes just a few seconds.
In Luminar 3, you can rotate a picture 90 degrees by choosing Rotate from the Image menu. Then choose the direction of rotation: Rotate Right (clockwise, CW) or Rotate Left (counterclockwise, CCW). You can use shortcuts to save time: Ctrl+] to rotate right and Ctrl+[ to rotate left.
Rotate images with a specific angle
Luminar 3 allows you to rotate images at any angle you need. To do so, choose Free Transform (Ctrl+T) from the Tools menu. You can rotate the picture by dragging it by the corners with the mouse. Alternatively, click the Angle value and a slider will appear that allows you to fine-tune the angle of rotation.
Crop images after rotation
After you’ve rotated a photo, you’ll need to remove empty corners. Choose Crop from the Tools menu to crop the image. You can lock the aspect ratio to avoid any distortion. To get a perfect composition, the Crop tool has guide lines matching the rule of thirds and the golden rule.