Chapter 10

Transforming Paths, Layers, and Smart Objects

Transforming layers and paths is a fundamental graphic design skill. Photoshop’s tools for transformation are simple yet quite powerful once you learn how to use them to position, orient, scale, align, distribute, and deform layers and paths. You’ll also learn how to encapsulate layers in Smart Objects and transform them all together in a nondestructive container.

  • Using rulers and guides
  • Moving, aligning, and distributing
  • Free transforming
  • Deforming
  • Transforming smart objects

Using Rulers and Guides

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