Skew Objects in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Amanda, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can skew a shape in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should have Photoshop CS6 open. The icon is blue. Then, you should either open a new document, or open an existing document. When you do, your screen will look something like mine. My document has several layers, as shown on the right-hand side. My top layer is an image of a dog.
Make sure that the layer that needs to be skewed is the layer that is selected. If it isn't, click that layer on the right-hand side.
Hover over the image and press "Ctrl" and "T" on the keyboard. This brings up free transform, as indicated by the squares around the edge of the image.
Right-click on the image.
Look at the image. Right now, the image doesn't look any different.
Click, hold, and drag on one of the squares on the border of the image. This skews the image. This is really useful for when we're changing perspective or angles, or when we want to give the impression that something is 3D.
Keep experimenting. It can offer quite dramatic results. Play around with it. Try pulling different squares.
When happy, mouse up to the three icons in the top right corner of the working window.
Click the checkmark icon. This adds our changes to the image.
Alternatively, click the icon shaped like a circle with a line through it. This will cancel all changes and set the image back to how it was before. We will click the checkmark.
Look at the image. Our image has been adjusted. It no longer has the squares bordering it.
Press "Ctrl" and "T" again. We're just going to show you quickly how the lines would work normally without skew.
Click on the squares, hold the mouse button down, and drag as before. Without skew, it just works to change the size and the proportions of the image.
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