Using the Distort, Perspective and Skew Tools in Photoshop


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Distort, perspective, and skew

In this movie, I'll show you how to distort and skew a layer using free transform. So the first thing I'm going to do here is press Shift+Tab to bring up my right-side panels, and I'm going to press Ctrl+J or Cmd+J on a Mac to make a copy of this layer, and then I'll go ahead and turn off the original. And the reason I'm doing this is because Photoshop does not numerically track distortions, and as a result you can't really get back your original artwork after you distort it, unless you create a copy to keep the original safe from harm.

Having done that, now I'll press Shift+Tab in order to hide those panels, and I'll press Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on the Mac in order to enter the free transform mode. Now we've seen how if you drag one of these eight handles that's around the boundary, you're going to scale. So if I shift alt or shift option drag for example, I'm going to scale proportionately with respect to the center. However, there's one key outstanding an...

Distort, perspective, and skew
Video duration: 4m 15s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Distort, perspective, and skew provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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