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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Warping Images

Photoshop’s warping features allow you to bend and distort images in interesting ways. Choosing Edit > Transform > Warp causes various warp settings to appear in the options bar (Figure 10.37) and places a grid over the active layer (Figure 10.38). There are 15 preset warp shapes available (Figure 10.39). After choosing a preset from the Warp pop-up menu in the options bar, you can adjust the Bend, H (Horizontal), and V (Vertical) fields in the options bar to control the extent of the warp that’s applied to the active layer. If you need to warp an image to match an element in a photograph, set the Warp pop-up menu to Custom.

Figure 10.37. The options available when warping a layer.
Figure 10.38. Choosing ...

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