Choose Edit > Transform > Warp or. Press Control + T (Win) / Command + T (Mac), then click the Switch Between Free Transform And Warp Modes button in the options bar.

In previous versions of Photoshop, we had to press and hold the Shift key as we dragged a handle to lock the aspect ratio in place. But in CC 2019 and CC 2020, the aspect ratio is locked automatically. Holding Shift while dragging a handle scales the image non-proportionally.

To apply a Curves adjustment, do one of the following:

  1. Click the Curves icon in the Adjustments panel.
  2. Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves. Click OK in the New Layer dialog box.

Select the Constrain Proportions option to scale the image without distorting it and change the value in the Height or Width box. The second value changes automatically to prevent the image from distorting.

To activate free transform, select the layer from the layer panel and press ctrl+t on the keyboard. You will see that a border has appeared on your layer.

To move the content of a layer, grab the Move tool from the Tools panel, select your layer on the Layers panel, and drag the element on the canvas to your desired location. You can also move the layer in 1-pixel increments by using the keyboard arrow keys. Press Shift with the arrows to move in 10-pixel increments.

The main difference between the two commands is that Position is used to reposition layers and move them around within the canvas, whereas Transform is used to change the dimensions of or apply other transformations to elements.

Adjust perspective

  1. Open the image in Photoshop.
  2. Choose Edit > Perspective Warp. Review the onscreen tip and close it.
  3. Draw quads along the planes of the architecture in the image. While drawing the quads, try to keep their edges parallel to the straight lines in the architecture.

Puppet Warp is a little bit like the Liquify filter. It works by placing a mesh over an image. You’ll use the mesh to place pins where you want to control movement or to ensure there is no movement literally pinning part of the image to the document window.

How is Curves different than Levels? Levels has just three control points (black, white and midpoint) and it is a single axis adjustment. Curves allows you to place multiple control points and each point can move on two axes. … Multiple control points can be used to adjust some tones while protecting others.

To access the new Warp Tool options, select the Layer you wish to adjust, hit CTRL or CMD + T to toggle the Transform Tool, then right-click anywhere on the image and select Warp. Once the Warp Tool is activated, right-click on the image again and the new Split options are available.

Choose Edit > Content-Aware Scale. Use the bottom transformation handle to click-and-drag it to the top. Then, click on the checkmark found on the Options panel to commit to the changes. Then, press Ctrl D (Windows) or Command D (macOS) to deselect, and now, you have a piece that perfectly fits within the space.

Layer masking is a reversible way to hide part of a layer. This gives you more editing flexibility than permanently erasing or deleting part of a layer. Layer masking is useful for making image composites, cutting out objects for use in other documents, and limiting edits to part of a layer.

How to restore the legacy Free Transform behavior

  1. Step 1: Update Photoshop CC. …
  2. Step 2: Open Photoshop’s Preferences. …
  3. Step 3: Select Use Legacy Free Transform …
  4. Step 4: Open Free Transform. …
  5. Step 5: Drag the handles to scale the image.

To apply a horitzontal or vertical slant to an image.

To perform a four-point distortion, hold Ctrl (Win) / Command (Mac) and drag any of the corner handles. To constrain your movement to horizontal or vertical, add the Shift key. Release the key(s) to return to Free Transform.

The Properties panel will allow you to modify your adjustment layer, which in turn will modify your image.

  • Brightness/Contrast. Brightness/Contrast makes adjustments to the tonal range of your image. …
  • Levels. …
  • Curves. …
  • Exposure. …
  • Vibrance. …
  • Hue/Saturation. …
  • Color Balance. …
  • Black & White.

A layer mask is a tool in Adobe Photoshop that is used to change the visibility of a single layer in an image file. A layer mask can be used to hide specific areas of a selected layer within an image file, or to make other areas of a layer visible using the brush tool to highlight segments of the image layer.

The Smudge tool is a Photoshop feature that allows you to mix or blend the content in an area of your image. It is included among the program’s Focus tools and works a lot like painting in real life. Used correctly, this tool can help you create a variety of unique artistic effects.

Use the lock selection toggle! Simply select the desired object to change and press SHIFT+CTRL+N to lock the selection.

By holding Ctrl + Shift key.

By selecting the layer and pressing Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste it in another document.

Select the layer that the object is on and tap the Ctrl+T (Windows) or Command+T (Mac) keyboard shortcut to enter free transform mode. On the top bar, you will see input fields for x/y coordinates. Enter the ones you noted down in the previous section, and the object will be moved to that position.

In Photoshop CS6 and CC the Crop tool now has a Straighten tool built into it. So, to straighten a photo, click the Crop Tool (or press C) and click the Straighten icon on the toolbar. Now drag a line across the photo, along an element which should be horizontal or vertical.