PhotoShop Transform Effects
Dont you want to warp, twist, resize, and stretch parts of your image? Sure, we all do.
This part of PhotoShop web design course is really fun.
Youre going to learn how to resize a part of an image to meet your needs. Youll be able to resize part of an image after you put it into another image, to make it look natural. Youre going to learn how to apply perspective to a flat image. Youre going to learn how to make yourself look taller, thinner, or more muscular.
To Transform an Object
To change, or transform an object, you must first select it.
There are a number of other tools kept under EDIT-> TRANSFORM
Rotate: Allows you to rotate an object
Skew: Allows you to lean or bend an object in different ways. Useful for mapping something to a flat surface, or giving an item perspective.
Distort: Allows you to bend and push the item any way you want to. Go crazy.
Perspective: Gives an image that "its coming closer" or that "its going away" look.
Numeric: Allows you to set precise transform numbers, useful when you need something exactly this or that size, or rotated exactly a certain amount.
Rotate 180, 90 CW, 90CCW: allows you to instantly rotate an image 180 degrees, 90 degrees clockwise, or counter clockwise.
Flip Horizontal/Vertical: Flips an image.
. Cutting the giraffe out will be the hardest part of this exercise. Have patience. Use the polygonal lasso first and clean up the selection with the normal lasso.
. Before you cut and paste contract your selection and feather by one pixel. This will help your selection look more natural when you paste. (SELECT-> MODIFY-> CONTRACT: 1 pixel) & (SELECT -> FEATHER 1 PIXEL)
. After you paste and transform the giraffe, move him with the move tool
. Select the bottoms of his feet and delete them to make them "disappear" behind the dune. Dont forget to use a one pixel feather
Filter Transform Effects
PhotoShop has a number of built-in effects called Filters, later well use many of them for image retouching. There are some filters that come in really handy for transforming an object.
Some of the filters are useful for real-world photo editing. They can be used to turn something on a 3-D axis, or to make lips look more full. Many of the filters can be used for effect, and some look pain goofy.
Kinda scary, isnt it?