There are several tools in Photoshop that can be used to straighten an image: the most popular being the Ruler and the Crop tool. However, there is an important difference between them – the Crop tool will straighten the entire document (including all layers), whereas the Ruler tool will straighten only the selected layer.
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PSCS5 – If the horizon line (or anything else for that matter) is crooked in an image, click-drag the Ruler tool along the current (angled) horizon. Then click the Straighten button in the Options Bat to automatically straighten the image (based on the angle specified by dragging).
In the Extended version of Photoshop, select Analysis > Set Measurement Scale> Custom to customize the Measurement scale To display this scale in the Info panel use the flyout to select Panel Options and check the Measurement Scale option.
The Ruler tool can be used to measure an angle like a protractor. Drag the first line and then Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click on the either endpoint and drag out the second line. The angle can be viewed in either the Options bar or the Info panel.
Taking a measurement with the Ruler tool and then selecting Image > Image Rotation> Arbitrary will automatically enter the measurement in the Rotate Canvas dialog box.