Photoshop: The ruler for straighten the layer don't work in CS 6

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the ruler for staighten (layer) the horizon don't work at all in CS 6.
It's stops as a free tranform so you see the edges .It's skewed.
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Are you using the Straighten option in Crop Tool options bar?

It's not a free transform you're seeing, it's the new Crop Tool UI/behavior. Hit return to commit the crop.
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Hi Marc,

You are correctly noting changed behavior to the Ruler tool in Ps CS6. The Ruler tool Options bar "Straighten Layer" button has changed to only straighten the selected layer, and does not change the document dimensions (it uses Free Transform now; in CS5 it used Image Rotation, Arbitrary Angle).

If you want an image crop, you need to use the straighten icon in the Crop tool.

If you don't like the change and want to revert the Ruler tool back to CS5 behavior, then you need to replace the CS6 script with the CS5 script. We haven't seen much request for reverting back, but I have had to point out to a few users that the crop functionality moved to the Crop tool.

regards,
steve
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I would like to request it. Why couldn't that be an option? Why remove functionality? There should be two buttons, Straighten and Straighten and Crop. You've added an unnecessary step to my workflow.
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I would also like this added back in. It currently works correctly if you use the Transform Path -> Rotate after drawing the intended angle with the ruler. Why would it not behave the same with a non-shape layer?

This is something I used quite often in earlier versions and now has added a significant amount of time to my workflow. I've had to downgrade to CS5 for the time being.
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Hi Derek and Gabe,

For CS6, we moved the crop functionality to a tool that affects the document dimensions (Crop tool). We left the ability to 'straighten' individual layer data, for times when a follow-up crop was not desired.

There were complaints that CS5 didn't undo the straighten&crop in one step, and that the auto-cropping was too aggressive.

We investigated a couple of other iterations (2 buttons, modified click) but ended up with what you have. It was a quick JDI (Just Do It) feature in CS5, that attracted a lot more attention than was expected.

As I mentioned in my previous post, on an individual case the behavior can be set back to CS5 with a script replacement. Or a modified script can be used to customize the behavior slightly.

Send me a private message in the U2U forums (http://forums.adobe.com/people/SG...) and I can follow-up with specifics. After logging in, look in the upper right section, under Actions for the link to send a private message.

regards,
steve
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Hi,

Can anyone send me the script file to revert to the CS5 version of the straighten tool? I'm wasting a whole lot of time on the CS6 version with the additional steps.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!!

Jack
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I don't have a windows machine in front of me, but here is the general path to the script:

Adobe Photoshop CS5/Required/Straighten.jsx

I'd be extremely careful about saving a copy of the CS6 script before you try and replace it with the older CS5 script in case you need to replace it.
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Thanks Jeffrey. Unfortunately, I've unistalled CS5 and am running CS6. So I don't have access to the file from CS5.
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Yam Jack

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Thank you Jeffrey! You just saved me a whole lot of work!!!! :)
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Yam Jack

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Ok Jeffrey. Will check it out. Thanks for taking time to share this.
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Yam Jack

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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have the script file to revert back to the CS5 version? Thanks
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Hi Jack,

Sorry I haven't been able to reply sooner. Is there a reason why you don't want to use the leveling feature in the Crop tool of CS6?

Do you still have Ps CS5 installed on your machine?

regards,
steve
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Hi Steve. Thanks for your reply. What I really want out of the "Ruler Tool" is to level out any photo, after I've drawn a line on it. I click on the "Straigthen" button and the photo is cropped and leveled. This is what I got in CS5.

However, in CS6, I've to draw the line, click "Straighten Layer" and I only get a leveled photo on a layer. But, I need it like how it was done in CS5, cropped and leveled and I can just press "Save".

Any ideas how this can be done? And, I already uninstalled CS5. Currently I'm running CS6.

Thank you for your help.
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Thanks Steve. Jeffrey just hit the nail on the head. Thank you all!!
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Hi Jack. If your'e looking for a combined level and crop in CS6, that function has been moved into the crop tool. Instead of replacing the script and using the ruler tool, try just using the CS6 crop tool.

Here's a video showing it in action: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/visual-desi...

regards,
steve
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Thanks Steve. Will evaluate it and see which one I like. Thanks for taking time to help me out. Cheers.