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When using the Move tool you can also transform and rotate your selection

How can you free transform this SELECTION -> skew / free distort (straith lines), without putting the whole layer into perspective

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Hi RickPor,

 

I'm not sure I understand exactly what it is that you are asking. Are you trying to select part of a layer and then skew only your selection?

 

Thanks

Callum


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Hi Callum,


Thanks,

Thats right, can I make a selection within a whole page and then distort that selection. Without first pasting that selection into a new layer 

 


Rick

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Yes, just select the area you want to distort, then press V on the keyboard (is the move tool shortcut) and then you can distort the selected area.


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29 minutes ago, RickPor said:

Without first pasting that selection into a new layer 

 

Yes, but that way it will make a cut out !

 

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This is something that I'd like to see in AP. In Photoshop I'm used to ALT + drag a selected area to duplicate it onto the same layer. It's very handy, especially when it comes to rough, fast cloning jobs.


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Thanks, I can do that, but with 'V' I can only scale/skew/rotate. As soon as I want to free transform it seems that I need to use the perspective tool -> there it can only work with a new layer/the whole artwork on that layer. Not with a selection only. Right?

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If you don’t paste the selection into a new layer, how do you get around the problem that @HVDB Fotografie has highlighted?


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There is no free transform command, but perspective tool is ok if adjustment is not too severe.

I wish devs would add third tool in the Perspective/Mesh tool set: Free Transform.

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use "V" on a pasted image works just like "free transform" in PS.   I've been bumping between AP and FS as I slowly transition over to AP.   maybe since this posting the newer version now has the options.  AP just does things a bit differently but the end product is the same.

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