Pinch Image in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    We should have an image already opened
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    We can open a document by either creating a new one or opening an existing one. There are other VisiHow videos on how to do that. Our screen will look similar to the one in the tutorial. We have our document in a tab at the left-hand side. The layers of the document are at the right-hand side.
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    We must bear in mind that if we have multiple layers, then we must make sure that we've selected the layer that we want to be editing by clicking it
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    We have to be careful and not to confuse the layers and accidentally make any changes to the background layer. In this video, we are working with David Bowie.
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    We should click "Filter" then
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    We move the cursor down to "Distort"
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    We go across and click "Pinch..." to bring up a new window
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    We have a preview box with the zoomed-in image.
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    We can click and drag the preview
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    We use the little hand tool to move the preview around.
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    We can click "-" to zoom out or "+" to zoom in
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    Alternatively, we can select one of the percentage values in the drop-down menu
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    We can also use scrollers to move to the left and to the right
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    We can see what our image looks like when the contouring is applied.
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    We can change the "Amount" value on the left with the slider
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    We can see that if we move the slider, at 0 the image will be flat (or normal).
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    If we zoom out, the image looks the same
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    However, if we move the "Amount" slider more towards the right, we'll see that the image will start to pinch and go backwards into itself
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    This will be seen in the normal and contour previews.
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    We can move the slider left
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    The image and contour previews will be bloated like a circle, as if it's coming towards us. With "Pinch...", we can bloat and pinch the image.
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    Let's pinch
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    We drag the scroller to the right.
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    We can also use the text box and select the "Amount" percentage
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    We can click "Cancel" if we want to go back and not save any changes
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    Then, once we are satisfied, we can click "OK"
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    This will apply the effect to the image.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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