Free Transform in Photoshop CS6

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop opened.
    This can be seen by the blue square at the bottom of the screen.
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    Then, we ought to have a document opened either by creating a new one or opening an existing one.
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    As we can see, there are two document already opened in the tutorial.
    We can see that in the tabs at the top of the screen.
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    We simply click, drag, and drop the image onto the other tab with a document.
    This will add a new layer on top of the previous one, which is "Background" in this case. The new layer is somewhat big. This is where we would need the "Free Transform" option for the image because we would like to make it smaller.
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    We can press "Ctrl" and "T" on our keyboard.
    Then we will see the squares around the corners and in the middle. When we hover over them, we get diagonal, vertical, or horizontal arrows.
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    When we have an arrow, we can click and drag.
    In this example, we drag the horizontal arrow on the right to squish the image to make it "taller". We can pull the arrow back to make it as it was. This has just changed the width. We can see that there are dimensions in the little box when we are dragging.
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    The same applies to the vertical arrow at the top.
    We can squish the image down. We can drag it back. There is the height of the image displayed as well.
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    The only ones that are used more often are the diagonal arrows.
    It can resize the image vertically and horizontally. During this, we can squish the image to a notch or flatten it.
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    To keep the proportions of the image and make it smaller or bigger, we hold "Shift" and then drag the image.
    No matter how we move the image, it will be kept with its original proportions.
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    We'll make the image smaller and let go of the mouse button and "Shift".
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    Then, we can keep resizing and see how the image looks.
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    We can drag the layer a little bit around.
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    Once we are satisfied with the changes, we click the "Commit transform" icon.
    The icon is a check. It is at the right-hand side. We'll save what we've just done.
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    Alternatively, we click the circle with a line through it to cancel transformations.
    The image will restore its original shape.
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    In this video, we click the check icon.
    The new layer will be added onto the "Background" layer.
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