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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Using the Transform Tool

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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12. Using the Transform Tool


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

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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