Distort a Picture in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can distort an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should have a document open, either a new one or an existing one. I have already done this.

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Steps

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    Navigate to the right-hand side
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    Make sure to select the layer that needs to be worked with. We don't want to accidentally free transform a background layer.
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    Press "Ctrl" and "T" on the keyboard
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    This is free transform. It brings up an edge to the layer, with squares along it. Let's make our layer smaller.
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    Position the mouse over a corner square
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    It should change to a diagonal line with arrows pointing from each end.
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    Click, hold, and drag inwards to make the layer smaller
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    Release when happy
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    Click, hold, and drag inwards from another corner if desired
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    Release when happy.
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    Right-click on the image
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    Click "Distort"
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    The image looks the same at first glance.
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    Click, hold, and drag outwards from one of the squares on the layer's border
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    It will distort the image. We can affect the perspective if we want, or it can help us fit the image to a shape, like maybe we're editing the image on a TV screen or something.
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    Click, hold, and drag outwards from more squares to experiment
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    We can use the corners, but also the middle squares. The middle squares pull the whole edge.
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    When happy, click the checkmark icon near the top right-hand side of the work area
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    Alternatively, click the icon directly to the left, which is shaped like a circle with a line through it. This takes us back without saving anything.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and I've just shown you how you can distort an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7
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    If you have any questions, comments, or queries, feel free to add them to the section below and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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