Extracting a foreground element


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Extracting a foreground element

We are going start things off with the Puppet Warp command, which is new to Photoshop CS5, and we are going to see how Puppet Warp works in the context of this photograph. It comes to us from U.P. Images of the Fotolia Image Library. And I have gone ahead and called this file Jump puppet.psd found inside the 23_warp folder. Now we're going to be distorting this central guy. Part of my problem with this guy is that his arms look a little bit too short to me. And it might be because he is sort of flinging them backwards and so there's a little bit of foreshortening going on.

But I want to stretch him out, and I want to stretch his legs too and make him look just long as heck, and that's something we can do very easily with Puppet Warp. I am also going to distort this live editable text down here, and we'll see how all of that works once we've extracted this guy and placed him on his own layer. Now you can go ahead and distort images against a flat background if you want ...

Extracting a foreground element
Video duration: 6m 45s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Extracting a foreground element provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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