Introduction to Transform Tool Photoshop
Photoshop is a raster image editing software that was developed by adobe systems as its raster graphics editing software and is widely used by the graphics editing professionals. We have different types of exciting features in this software which makes our working easy during our project work. Transform tools are one of the features through which we can make our working smoothly in this software. Transform tool is a tool through which we can scale up, rotate, flip, and can make a different type of transformation in our selected image in Photoshop software. In this article, we will discuss how to use transform tool in this software and how we can handle different parameters of this feature of Photoshop software. So let us start our discussion about this topic.
How to Use Transform Tool in Photoshop?
We can use this tool for making different types of transformation in that particular image but before starting let us have a look at the working screen of this software so that we can better understand this topic throughout our article.
Step 1: At the top of the working screen there is a ribbon which we called Menu bar which has a number of menus for handling different parameters of this software during our work, below this menu bar we have property bar of the active tool through which we can make a change in the parameters of an active tool, below this property bar we have three sections at the left side we have tool panel which has a number of tool for making a different type of editing work in this software, at the center we have display window in which we can see our current work, at the right side of this section we have some panels such as color panel, layer panel and some other panels which help in our working. You can adjust all sections at your desired place according to your requirement.
Step 2: Now let us have an image in this software for our learning. For placing an image in this software, just go to that folder where you have saved it and open that folder. Pick your desired image from that folder with the help of the mouse left button then drop it in the display window area of this software by releasing the mouse button.
Step 3: Once you drop the image in the display window area image will drop with a bounding box of transform handling anchor points like this. By moving anchor point of this bonding box you can scale up or down this image. If you want to maintain the ratio of width and height of this image then hold the shift button of the keyboard during the moving anchor point of this image for scaling it. Once you did, make click on the checkmark or the property bar of this image for applying your settings.
Step 4: Now go to the Edit menu of the menu bar for the transform tool. Once you click on the Edit menu a drop-down list will be open choose Free Transform option by click on it.
Step 5: Or you can go to the Transform option and choose your desired transform option from new drop-down list.
Step 6: Or you can press Ctrl + T button from keyboard and once you click a transform bounding box will come on your image like this.
Step 7: You will find different transform properties on the property bar of this image. You can change the value of x for changing the position of your image on the x-axis.
Step 8: You can change the value of Y for changing the position of your image in the y-axis.
Step 9: You can change the value of W for changing the width of your image.
Step 10: You can change the value of H for changing the height of your image.
Step 11: You can change the value angle for rotation of the image at a particular angle.
Step 12: And once you did, make click on the checkmark of the property bar of this image or you can press the enter button of the keyboard.
Step 13: If you don’t want to apply this transform on your image then click on the ‘Cancel Transform’ option or press the Esc button from the keyboard.
Step 14: Now another way for handling the transform tool option is to make right-click on the image after pressing Ctrl + T button from the keyboard. Now you can choose any one of the options of transform. You can click on the scale option for scaling your image, you can click on the rotate option for rotating your image.
Step 15: Now click on the Skew option.
Step 16: By skew option, you can move any anchor point of this image according to your requirement.
Step 17: Now click on the Perspective option
Step 18: Through Perspective option when you move the anyone anchor point of this image the opposite anchor point of your selected anchor point will also move in the opposite direction.
Step 19: Now click on the Distort option.
Step 20: Through distort option, you can move your image by moving the line of bounding box like this.
Step 21: Now click on Warp option of this list.
Step 22: By this warp option you will get a bonding box with different curve handling point and you can change the shape of the image by making a change with the help of anchor points.
Step 23: By this option, you can rotate your image in 180 degrees.
Step 24: By this option, you can rotate your image in a clockwise direction in 90 degrees without using the shift button of the keyboard.
Step 25: By this option, you can rotate your image in the counterclockwise direction in 90 degrees without using the shift button of the keyboard.
Step 26: You can flip your image in the horizontal direction by click on this option.
Step 27: You can flip your image in a vertical direction by click on this option.
In this way, you can use a transform tool in Photoshop software for making the different types of transformation in your image according to your project work.
Now after this article you can understand what Transform tool is and how you can handle different parameters of it for getting the best result in your work. You can have good command in this feature of Photoshop software by practicing on it.
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