Video: Using Photoshop to level and crop your sign photos

By Mike Jackson

Posted on Monday, May 17th, 2021

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You want great-looking photos of your great-looking signs on your website, social media and online portfolio, right? In this quick video, Mike Jackson [Golden Era Studios, Jackson, WY] shows how to level those signs up in Photoshop for professional presentations.

He also shows two approaches to cropping images easily. See how to take advantage of Photoshop’s tools for cropping images to specific ratios—which come in handy for posting to Instagram and also for formatting images consistently for your website, portfolio or any presentation.

Taking a few seconds to adjust your photos will mean they will look more professional and also eliminates distracting visual issues—like a crooked horizon line—that will take away from that outstanding sign photo that you want to share.

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Mike and Darla Jackson operate Golden Studios in Loveland, Colorado, and do a variety of sign-related projects. Mike’s website is His email address is You can see more of Mike’s photos at and

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