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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 12 of 118

Using the Transform Tool


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 12 of 118

Using the Transform Tool


Lesson Info

Using the Transform Tool

I'm just going to show you one other part of camera. Thank me. Open more than one picture here. They're all those tabs and camera will. Let's look at the tab over here that is called actually in camera. It's not a tab, it's at the top here. There is this icon, which, if you were in light room, would be, ah, category in the right side of your screen. But when you click on that icon, then what's on the right side of your screen changes as if you went to a different tab and let's see what's here. Um, there's these settings, which are known as transformation settings and then related to them. There's another set of settings. If I go back to the hand tool that's up here and actually go to a tab, I personally think the feature should be a tab. There's also this, which is lens corrections and the too often need to be used together. So let's look at those two features first lens corrections. I noticed the top of this huge picture frame has a bend to it. If you look at the edge of the file, you...

might notice this parts lower. This part is lower. The middle is a little bit higher. Well, that's because the lens that I was using distorted the look of the picture. Well, there's a choice here. This is enable profile corrections. And that means the Dhobi has tested a bunch of lenses, including the one I shot with, which was a 12 to millimeter lens, and they took a picture of a grid. And if they noticed any distortion in that grid, they measured by how much and they saved. It is what's known as a profile, which described how much that lens bent the grid. When I turn on this check box, it will use the information in that profile to try to straighten that. Now my copy of that lens might be slightly different than the version Adobe had. So after you turn that on down here at the bottom, there are two sliders, distortion and vignette ing, and you could push this up to say, doom or compensation or down to do less. Just in case you're a copy of the lens was a little different than the one Adobe had also what it's doing. Is it measures If the corners of the grid that they photograph was darker than the center. And if it was, it measures by how much. And it compensates for that as well. If I don't want it, Teoh, I could bring down this slider called Vignette ing, and it wouldn't or my copy of the lenses more extreme in the one Adobe tested. I could bring it higher. So that's what got rid of the curvature that's here. And that's under a choice code lens corrections. But now let's go up to that icon at the top of my screen that looked like a little grid at an angle. With that one, I can now have sliders to correct for the fact that my camera was not perfectly level. Here is a slider called Vertical and watch what happens when I move it. If I move it one direction, it's gonna tell the image one direction, and if I move it the other, it will tilt it the opposite amount for opposite direction. I'm attempting to try to get the verticals that are here to be straight. I don't have to do it by manually moving these sliders, though there are icons above it, and this icon tries to make horizontal lines horizontal. This tries to make vertical lines straight, but that doesn't always do a great job. So there's an icon on the far, far right where you can do it yourself. You move your mouse onto the image. You get it to align with the edge of a vertical line. Drag. Get it to a line on Lee. After you've added two of these lines, will it actually change your picture? So I'm making lines that are parallel with the edge of the picture. Suddenly, it straightens. The top is tilted a little bit, so I can also click on the right edge, dragged the left edge and create a line that's parallel with the top of the picture. And if you want to, you can do the bottom. You could go up to four lines, and it's gonna make sure they're perfectly horizontal and vertical. That was in that tool that looked like a little grid two tools over to the left or the crop tool. And if I grab it, I could click and drag within my picture to say I don't want the whole image. I only want that portion. Then if I get out of the crop tool, go to the hand tool. There's my end result. Nice and straight. This can even do things like fisheye lenses. This was taken with a fish eye lens. If I start on the right side of my screen under that thing called lens correction, well, they will have measured how much the fish. I would bend my picture so I could just turn on one check box to fix that. Then I could come up to the icon in the upper left that we use, the one that looked like the great at an angle. And maybe just tell it to make verticals vertical or both that means and get it really close who are used the manual tool, but we can even correct for that kind of stuff.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


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