The new Free Transform in Adobe® Photoshop® 5.0 can give you a whole new perspective on life! Have you ever wanted to scale and move objects in a step and repeat pattern, as you do in Adobe® Illustrator®? Well, now you can. So let’s get rolling and discover the secrets of transformation in Photoshop 5.0.
Let’s say you need an imageof a typical business meeting.You have this image from theAdobe Image Library, but it justdoesn’t look like it’s going to bea very big meeting. Let’s imply that we’re anticipating a fewmore attendees by adding a fewmore note pads. How will wepull this off? We’ll duplicate thenotepads by scaling and movingthem with perfect perspective.And the one incredible featurewe’ll use to do it is the powerfulFree Transform in Photoshop.
Adobe Senior CreativeDirector Russell Brownreveals secrets of transfromation inPhotoshop 5.0.
Before we start, it’s impor-tant to note that this techniqueworks best on images with asequence of objects in per-spective. This technique willattempt to match and copy thesequence so that it createsmore objects with the correctperspective. Now, let’s beginby placing guides around thelast object in the sequence wewant to duplicate. (You’ll beusing guides in combinationwith the Free Transform.)Choose View > Snap to Guidesbefore you start.
Throughout thisdocument, “Command/Ctrl” means Commandon the Macintosh andCtrl on Windows.“Option/Alt” meansOption on theMacintosh and Alton Windows.
To create guides, click and drag from theruler at the edge of the image. Show rulersby choosing View >Show Rulers.