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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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