Warp Image in PhotoShop CS6
Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to warp an image on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.
To begin, we should have already opened Photoshop by pressing on the Photoshop icon, such as this one on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
Then we can either create a new document or open an existing one. We explain how to do that in another video.
In our demonstration, we already have a document open, which is indicated by the tab at the top and the layers on the right-hand side of the screen.
Determine which layer to warp by clicking on that layer, so it is highlighted in blue.
Also be sure it is not locked, which would be indicated by a padlock sign.
Then press Ctrl + T on the keyboard to bring up the "Free Transform" option.
Then right click on the image and select "Warp" from the menu.
This puts a grid over the image.
Pull at the different points around the edge of the image to distort and warp it.
We'll start by pulling up on the right-hand corner.
This sort of pinches the image outwards. Two lines come directly from that corner.
We can click and drag those lines out by dragging one of the dots.
It swings around like a pendulum.
As the dot is pulled outwards, it shows the curvature of the image.
We can pull out the dots in the middle of the line to bring up a curved image as well.
We can continue pulling on these dots to warp the image.
However, we can also select one of the squares in the middle of the image and distort that way as well.
This makes quite a dramatic difference to the picture.
Warp is a very good tool for making objects look rounded, 3D or for keeping the perspective as well, if we have a pattern within the image that we'd like to generally keep in proportion.
Another good thing about warp is it is very easy to manipulate, in order to get exactly what we want. Some of the other options are a bit more restricting.
Once we're happy with our image, go up to upper right side of the screen.
We can click on the check mark to add the changes we've just made.
Alternatively, we can click on the circle with a line through it to cancel the changes and return the image to its original state.
We'll press on the check mark, and we'll see now that this is a flat image that we can't change.
It would also be very difficult for us to try to warp it back into the image it was before. At that point, we can just Edit the image and step backwards.
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Video: Warp Image in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Rushell, Freya