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Warping a logo with Arc and Flag

From: Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

Video: Warping a logo with Arc and Flag

In this movie, we're going to wave the logo text, by applying a special kind of transformation known as warp. I'm going to switch to my image in progress, and then press shift+tab to bring up the right side panels. Notice this martini hour layer, is a shape layer, meaning I converted the text to vector based shapes, and I did that because I was using a specialty font Now if I were to warp text, if this were actual text, then Photoshop would keep track of my settings and warp the text temporarily. So I could change my mind later if I wanted to.

Warping a logo with Arc and Flag

In this movie, we're going to wave the logo text, by applying a special kind of transformation known as warp. I'm going to switch to my image in progress, and then press shift+tab to bring up the right side panels. Notice this martini hour layer, is a shape layer, meaning I converted the text to vector based shapes, and I did that because I was using a specialty font Now if I were to warp text, if this were actual text, then Photoshop would keep track of my settings and warp the text temporarily. So I could change my mind later if I wanted to.

But when you're working with the shape layer, even though your modifications are technically non-destructive because you're working with vectors so you can scale and rotate and distort and warp as much as you want. Problem is though you're going to do so permanently. Which means you're going to permanently modify the outlines of the shapes. And, let me show you what I mean by that. I'm going to press CTRL H, or Command H on a Mac to hide the outlines. And I'm going to Shift Tab away the panels. Now there's two ways to get to the Warp Mode. And one is to go to the Edit Menu, choose Transform, and choose Warp.

That'll take you directly there. Or if you want to be able to switch back and fourth between a free transform mode and the warp mode then choose free transform or press control T or command T on a Mac and then go ahead and click on this little warp icon in order to switch into the warp mode. Now let's say I want to apply an arc for example. I'll go ahead and click on this pop up menu up here in the Options bar. And notice you have a long list of different styles of warp that you can apply and the little icons pretty much tell the story.

You can try them out if you like, but I'm going to select Arc. And now notice we're arcing the heck out of this text. So I'll go ahead and zoom out. So I can take things in from afar here. And in addition to changing this bend value, you can drag this handle at the top of the arc and all of the styles have warp /g, by the way, provide handles. And I'll go ahead and drag this guy down like so. And take the ben value to sure, negative 23.5, I don't really care that much. And now I'm going to drag the text upward and I want to go ahead and bend the bottom outward.

So notice that we have these H and V values right there, that's horizontal and vertical perspective that you can apply. And I'm going to press shift, up arrow in order to take that value up to 16%. That's fine. Now the text is too big, so I need to scale it. So I'll go ahead and exit the warp mode by clicking on the warp icon once again. So now we're back to the standard free transform mode. And I'm going to press the Shift and Alt keys, or the Shift and Option keys on the Mac, and drag a corner handle.

And the reason I have the keys down is that the Shift key constrains the proportions and the Alt or Option key lets me scale with respect to the center, as opposed to from one corner to the opposite corner. Now press shift+right arrow to go ahead and center that text there. And I'll press the enter key, or the return key on a Mac. In order to except my change. Alright now let's take a look at our shapes. I'll press control+H or command+H to bring back the outlines. And I'll press the A key to get my black arrow tool. And if I click on this H, which is all loopy now I can see that its been permanently modified.

So Photoshop has added some anchor points in places and really worked the heck out of that path. So what that means is if I click off the path to deselect it and press control h or command h again in order to hide those outlines and press control t or command t on the mac in order to enter the free transform mode and then Click on the little warp icon, we're staring over. It's set to custom because we haven't done anything. What I'm saying is I'm not a big fan of this approach and I don't recommend it. Here's what you should do instead.

I'm going to back up by pressing control Alt z or command option z on a Mac in order to get back my original text. And then I'll press Shift tab to bring back the layers panel. And I'm going to convert these shapes into a smart object. That way Photoshop will remember any settings I apply. And so I'll do that by pressing the m key to switch back to the rectangular marquis tool, and right-clicking inside the image and choosing Convert to Smart Object. Go ahead and press Shift > Tab to hide the panels again. And press Ctrl > t, or Command > t on a Mac, in order to enter the free transform mode.

And click on the warp icon in order to enter the warp mode. Let's go and zoom out (INAUDIBLE) here and I'm going to switch from custom this time to flag and that'll give me this flag wave that you see here. Now, I'll drag up on this handle. See it's over here on the left hand side. I'll go ahead and drag upward until the wave goes in the opposite direction and, ultimately, I'm looking for a bend value. Of negative 15%, and then I'll press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac a couple of times in order to accept that change.

And just to give you a sense for the difference here, I'll go ahead and zoom in, I'll press Control t or Command t again, click on the warp icon again, and you can see that all of the information is stored and ready for me to modify. Photoshop remains aware of that warp, as long as you're warping a smart object or a text layer, but if you're warping a shape layer, or a pixel based layer, it does not remain aware of that information. I'm just going to press the escape key, in order to exit the mode, without making any further changes.

So that's how you apply a warp. Either to text or shape layer or smart object here inside Photoshop. In the next movie, i'll show you how to slant and distort.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 1h 1m
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      35s
    2. Content-Aware Fill and Color Adaptation (CC 2014) NEW
      7m 44s
    3. Combining two layers with a layer mask (CC 2014) NEW
      5m 37s
    4. Content-aware healing (CC 2014) NEW
      10m 17s
    5. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    6. Using Content-Aware Patch UPDATED
      7m 17s
    7. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch UPDATED
      3m 45s
    8. Using the Content-Aware Move tool UPDATED
      7m 41s
    9. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    10. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    11. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    12. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  3. 32m 55s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 33s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  4. 57m 43s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      5m 20s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      5m 45s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      5m 49s
    6. The Remove and Reduce Noise options
      4m 22s
    7. The Shadows/Highlights options
      7m 36s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      6m 47s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      5m 45s
    10. Sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  5. 1h 12m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text UPDATED
      8m 8s
    3. Font and type style tricks UPDATED
      7m 58s
    4. Type size and color tricks UPDATED
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters UPDATED
      8m 9s
    6. Creating and editing area text UPDATED
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs UPDATED
      6m 50s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path UPDATED
      5m 34s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements UPDATED
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 9m
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 39s
    2. Dotted borders and corner roundness
      8m 14s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Selecting and modifying path outlines (CC 2014) NEW
      6m 5s
    6. Isolating selected layers (CC 2014) NEW
      6m 39s
    7. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones UPDATED
      6m 31s
    8. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes UPDATED
      8m 49s
    9. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    10. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    11. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 38s
  7. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 45s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 5s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  8. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  9. 56m 48s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformations and Smart Objects
      5m 46s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  10. 43m 36s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 44s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      4m 29s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 12s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      4m 9s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 42s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  11. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer UPDATED
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  12. 41m 34s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document UPDATED
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      5m 57s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  13. 31m 9s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 6s
    2. Introducing Save for Web UPDATED
      4m 39s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 59s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  14. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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