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Old 09-12-2007, 09:54 PM
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Hi Everyone: I have not been here for ages. I am back to learning photoshop again and would like to ask this question. I would like to know if photoshop CS has a deform tool. I have used PSP and it has this tool in the program.

Here is what I am trying to do. I have a photo I need to fit into a template. It is a little off. Now in psp I could use the deform tool and pull it to fit. Do I have that function in Photoshop. The picture is just a tad off, you can see a very very small portion of the area where the photo goes.

Thanks for any help on this. Neb
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:42 PM
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Re: Deform Tool

Welcome back Neb. In PS you have the Filter>Liquify which will pull, distort, swirl, bloat etc. There is also Edit > Transform > Warp or under the same Edit>Transform menu you have Perspective, skew, and a bunch of others. One of these will no doubt accomplish you goal.
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:42 AM
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Re: Deform Tool

Hi Neb, nice to see you back.

As Murray says, there's a whole mass of tools in PS to accomplish what you're wishing to do.

Have fun playing with them.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:07 PM
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Thank You Murray and Gary:
So nice to see you are both hanging out here and helping people. Well now I have some more tools to practice with? Which one do either of you recommend to maybe stretch a photo to fit an area ? It only needs just a tiny pull to fit? Thanks Again to you both. Neb
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:06 PM
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Re: Deform Tool

Personally if you're just "stretching" it a little I'd use the Move tool.

Copy pic to a new layer.

Now use Move Tool, click on one of the handles and pull it to fit. You will of course get some distortion, but provided it's only a v small stretch it shouldn't be over noticeable.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:07 PM
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Re: Deform Tool

Neb, for what you describe I usually use Warp. If you upload an example of an image , we can recommend which tool would be most effective.
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:23 PM
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Can not upload the image , do not have permission to do so . Making some trader cards for samples to show parents. How do you use the free transform command and where is it in the tool palette? Thanks Nebgranny
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:49 PM
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Re: Deform Tool

Neb, it is not in the Tool Bar but is under the Edit Menu. Edit > Free Transform. In order for the function to be enabled, you need to make a selection first. Sometimes the success of your pulling, stretching, or skewing will depend on the size of the selection you make. Without seeing your image, I can only suggest you experiment a bit with the area you select.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:49 PM
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Neb

I found out how to do it- I to was a little rusty, you need to use the move tool that is correct, you also need to click the little box at the top- where file and stuff is

Its called Show Bounding and the box says "show bounding box"- if you click that once you've selected the layer you want to enlarge- you will be able to drag the corners like mentioned above- hope this has helped you- your post helped me find the answer!

thanks!
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