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Hi guys and gals

 

I asked during beta testing if puppet warping was available and it wasn't at the time and I wonder if this is here or close? I have the latest version and don't see anything like it yet but maybe I simply can't find it.  Distortion or adding a warp mesh are not what I mean.

 

I refer to the ability to place a cut out figure or shape, place on a background and realistically manipulate parts of it.  For example to move an arm slightly as in Photoshop's Edit/Puppet warp feature.  This is the last feature I really, really miss from PS.  It requires a mesh on the actual shape not a overlaid grid as that causes too much distortion.

 

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Filter > Distort > Deform is like PS puppet warp (mostly)

 

hope that helps

Haha ... totally missed how to use that.  It is exactly what I needed!  It its even better than Photoshop's equivalent!  

 

Thank you.

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However, it should me made into a "live" filter, so that we could tweak it, as needed.

Do you mean a persistent effect?  I didn't try returning to the test I did, so I didn't test see if it was still there.  I am not able to at the moment but yes, if that's what you mean then that would be very useful if the mesh remained until turned off by choice..

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Yes, that is what I mean.
As it is now, is a "one operation... done!"
But being able to tweak it along a session of work or even after saving, closing and opening again, would be much better.

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Yes, that is what I mean.

As it is now, is a "one operation... done!"

But being able to tweak it along a session of work or even after saving, closing and opening again, would be much better.

 

Agreed.  That would be extremely useful especially if it could remain on a rasterized image but I assume that isn't possible since even Photoshop can't do that?

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Agreed.  That would be extremely useful especially if it could remain on a rasterized image but I assume that isn't possible since even Photoshop can't do that?

 

Actually, Photoshop does have deform/puppet warp as a live filter. This is why we should have deform as a live filter in Photo too. At the moment in Photo we have to resort to making hidden duplicate layers in case we want to do deform on them again.


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