Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in North America, so it can be difficult to capture a unique perspective. Thanks to a tip from Roger Morin (one of the locals) and a step stool, I discovered a hidden window that beautifully reflects the lighthouse and coastline. When a telephoto lens proved unsuccessful at producing sharp focus, I moved on to a wide angle and experienced more satisfying results. Since it was impossible to perfectly square the window frame, I used Photoshop’s Free Transform tools to tweak the perspective. Here’s a Photoshop Workbench tutorial explaining how to fix perspective.


About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.