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Kind of scratching my head right now with something I'm working on. I'm trying to cut out a portion of a photo and adjust it to make a perfect parallelogram, such as:
When I copy this selection to a new file and attempt to skew/distort the corners, it does so to the rectangular area of negative space and image, not the selection's corners such as A, B, C, D above.
How can I manipulate those exact corners of the selection only? I am trying to position them in exact locations on a grid so that, when copied and pasted back in, the edges align as I need them to.
Any ideas? Thanks.
Note: I should add that the selection I'm taking from the original image is not a perfect rectangle, but an unequally shaped parallelogram, if that makes sense. I need to take that selected portion and perfectly adjust it to become a perfectly balanced parallelogram as shown above.
Depends on your content. If you try and do it with a face for instance, you'll notice the distortion without a fair bit of PS work to fix all the edge pixels. If it just scenery you might be able to fudge it. Either way, I'd approach it by making a quick mask of the areas where the edges should meet, apple+j to a new layer, do your transformation and then go to town making it look good. Keep a selection of the parallelogram as well so you can overlay or multiply a wee bit of colour over it at low opacity to accentuate the shape you're going for. Dunno if that's helpful but hopefully a start.
Try to transform it into a smart object and then transform.
Transform and then move each corner or side individually, using the command key.
I should maybe more specific. This is a portion of a photo cut into a parallelogram shape. I can't do the same thing as the example above where it is a vector shape. The image was cut out of one image, then pasted into another, where I'm trying to ensure that all top/bottom, and left/right are equal lengths and angles.
draw the shape on a mask layer on the photo... simples.
Oooooohh... I see, the flat image you're starting with is already skewed and you want Photoshop to read your mind and know that you want your Transform starting point to be skewed for you. Maybe fadein11's suggesting of drawing a shape layer might work. Otherwsie, good luck tryign to get your hand on the original, uncropped image.
FINALLY figured this out, to a degree. The Warp tool allows for far more flexibility in transforming an irregular shape. Having some pretty good luck with it.
Make sure content aware fill is checked.