Scaling, Skewing & Rotating with Photoshop's Free Transform


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Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform

Typically, when you use the Crop tool or the Image Size or Canvas Size command, you're working on the whole image. But what if you want to work on a single layer or only part of a layer then we're going to use the Free Transform. Now, if I want to transform this image and I select the Edit menu, you can see that Transform is grayed out. And that's because I'm working on a background layer. I would either need to use a tool like the Marquee tool, and select part of my image to work on it or turn the background into a layer. However, in this example, what I want to do is I want to create a copy of the photo and distort it, so that I have kind of a Picture-in-Picture effect. So to do this, I'm going to duplicate the background layer. There are a variety of different ways I can do this. I can use Layer > New > Layer From Background or I can use the keyboard shortcut Command+J on MAC or Control+J on Windows, in order to make a new layer via copy.

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Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform
Video duration: 8m 29s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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