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How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

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Old 03-19-2008, 02:17 PM
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Question How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

Hi All!

I have a question about warping an image. I want to take a series of CD's and make them look like they are sort of tilted, and lying flatish.

What I am trying to do can be seen in the image I posted called Example.jpg... what I have right now is in the file called cds.jpg.

I can create the 3-d box, no problem, but how woudl I lay the cd's in a tilted fashion?

I tried all the warp tools, but they don't seem to work to get the job done.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:29 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

perspective tool, then warp.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:38 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

Ant I tried perspective, and used Shift and dragged in the bottoms... but I made a royal mess of it.

How should I approach the image? Should I fan the Cd's out in a semi-circle first also?

And should I group this into a smart object first?

Sorry for all the questions!

Thanks so much!

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Old 03-19-2008, 02:59 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

This was done with the vanishing point filter in photoshop.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:07 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

no shift. grab the top first and pull it in and then grab the bottom and pull that in, a lot. Then you can warp it as you please, if need be.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:10 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

Hi rnBluvva

This is what I get and this is the way:

First: Perspective the down side of the picture (contract).
second: Filter, distort, lens correctión and apply a little bit more perspective.
Third: free transform, scale, moving the upside center square down, until you like de result.
Fourth: Warp. Now you have to play until you get yor result.

I hope it works for you.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:24 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

Hi Natalie, its nice to see you back here after so long.
Before you apply the warp, you can try Filter > Distort > Lens Correction to rotate the object vertically or horizontally.
Regards, Murray
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:30 PM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

Select a CD, and copy it to a new layer. Enter free transform mode. Press ctrl-alt-shift, and drag one of the top corners towards the other top corner. Pull the top down and repeat the previous step. The CD will appear to be laying down. Add a drop shadow, and position them so they appear to be fanned out, however you want them.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:07 AM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

If it is for the web I would use flash, its easy to manipulate.
Otherwise the skew & rotate tools work OK.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:32 AM
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Re: How To Make A CD Look Like it's Laying Flat?

Hi

Id go for the dave cox version!
no need to look any further.

BR Orisinal
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