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How to straighten waved (not curvy) image with Photoshop or similar program


Question

I want to make this text image straight. Can I make path lines parallel so i can straight the text? Puppet warp doesn't help much because I have to move points manually enter image description here

2016/07/22
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7/22/2016 11:54:00 AM

I have 2 methods

1) Optical Character Recognition Software

If you don't need the original image, it may be better to recreate the page. I have used the following site to scan text from PDFs or images: http://www.onlineocr.net/

This online service will scan the document for text and convert into editable Word, Excel and Text output formats.

2) Puppet Warp in Photoshop

Open your image in Photoshop. Go to Edit -> Puppet Warp. This will add a lot of triangles to your image.

Click on the image at the middle of a curved text and to the left and right to create pins. The left and right pins will act as an anchor and will not move.

Move the pin on the curved text in the direction that will straighten the text.

Photoshop Puppet Warp Example

I would suggest you add guides to help you align the text.

If you have an older version of Photoshop which lacks the puppet warp feature then I would suggest you try Photoshop Warp Transform Tool or in Illustrator try Envelope Distort -> Make With Mesh.

2016/07/22
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7/22/2016 2:32:00 PM