An image; how many times have you heard that it speaks louder than words? In most cases that’s true, but what happens when it’s not.

When your client sends you an image that they firmly believe is, “Just what we need for the website,” and all you want to say is, “Really?!” What do you do next?

Take a deep breath and say to yourself, “Well it’s your website, whatever.”

Call the client and try not to sound too condescending when questioning their idea of a great image?

Find your trusty Photoshop expert and hope they can do something with it without costing an arm and a leg?

Open Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and hope that you can fix it?

Say under your breath one more time, “Why didn’t they just use a professional photographer, don’t they understand how important this is?”

Actually, the above image was shot by a professional photographer, and I was on the photo shoot. From years of experience, I knew in advance I was going to have to take the background out. Rant time; I’ll never understand why when you use a white backdrop, it comes out gray. Rant over.

This shot was one of many, and they all looked the same. Further, the shots looked great on the display of the camera. It wasn’t until I opened them on my big beautiful 27” display that I saw they looked like they had been out drinking all night.

Did I panic? No, because I know how to use two wonderful tools in Photoshop. With years of experience using the Polygonal Lasso and the Transform Skew Tools I knew I could fix them without a problem. These tools are also found in Photoshop Elements.

If you’ve never heard of the Polygonal Lasso and Transform Skew Tools or just haven’t had any success using them, then my step by step free tutorial, “5 Easy Steps to Remove Unwanted Backgrounds and Straightening Crooked Images Quickly” is for you. In this tutorial, you will learn my process and become comfortable with each tool in no time.

You completed the tutorial, are comfortable using the tools, but just don’t want to work with them, then let’s chat.

I am an awarding winning logo and website designer who when not designing logos and websites, likes to write about how the industry has changed and what it looks to become in the future. I started designing websites around 1995. For the past 8 years, all sites have been developed in WordPress. Originally, I would develop the site in HTML and then convert those files to WordPress. Today all child themes are built on the framework of Divi. Guest blogger at 3lovablelabs,  Tropic Moon Media, and Patti & Hank.

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