Warping An Image on Photoshop

Photoshop offers a nearly endless supply of tools to help you edit images and create new pieces of art. On such tool that is extremely simple to use is the “Warp” tool. This tool allows you to edit a photo by distorting it in any direction desired based on a 3×3 grid. In order to use the “Warp” tool, first you must select “Warp” on the right hand side of the screen. Then the keys “cmd +t” on Mac or “ctrl+t” on Windows must be pressed on the keyboard to bring the image into Free Transport Mode. The image must be in Free Transport Mode to allow the image to be warped. 

After initiating Free Transport Mode a “warp” button should appear the upper right hand corner of the screen. You can either click this button or simply right-click on the image and select “warp”. This will transport you in the warp mode of the Free Transport Mode. A 3×3 rectangular grid will appear over the image, as shown below. This can be used to distort the image any which way. Simply click on the grid and drag the image in any direction. 



Once you are done using the warp image tool, press Enter to finish editing the image. Finally, your masterpiece is complete! By following this procedure, any photo can be transformed into a masterpiece within a matter of minutes!

~ Amber McAteer

~ by aleigh260 on October 8, 2012.

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