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  • mg33

    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:

    http://www.mathplanet.com/media/44000/parallelogram_499x300.jpg

    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.

    Dec 25, 12, 6:34 p.m. – Permalink
  • mg33

    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.

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    Dog-earDec 25, 12, 6:36 p.m. – Permalink
  • oey

    corel draw...

    • now seriously, i don't know. i also don't use corel. its an interesting and useful question.oey
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    Dog-earDec 25, 12, 6:37 p.m. – Permalink
  • sausages

    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.

    • Transform the layer below with the whole pic in it, not the new layer with edges.sausages
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    Dog-earDec 26, 12, 12:12 a.m. – Permalink
  • YearzOne

    http://images.worldofapple.com/2010/01/stevejobs_macworld2008.jpg

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    Dog-earDec 26, 12, 12:34 a.m. – Permalink
  • Stian

    Try to transform it into a smart object and then transform.

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    Dog-earDec 26, 12, 2:42 a.m. – Permalink
  • monospaced

    Transform and then move each corner or side individually, using the command key.

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    Dog-earDec 26, 12, 8:24 a.m. – Permalink
  • demafleez

    right click layer > convert to smart object
    edit>transform>skew

    copy/pasting the smart object into a new doc will retain the skewed bounding box

    http://imgur.com/As5vg

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    Dog-earDec 27, 12, 7:23 a.m. – Permalink
  • demafleez

    http://i.imgur.com/As5vg.png

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    Dog-earDec 27, 12, 7:23 a.m. – Permalink
  • demafleez

    http://i.imgur.com/As5vg.png

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    Dog-earDec 27, 12, 7:23 a.m. – Permalink
  • mg33

    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.

    • convert the rectangular cropped image to a smart object, you will then be able to achieve thisletterhead1/2
      nevermind, ^^^letterhead2/2
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    Dog-earDec 27, 12, 8:06 a.m. – Permalink
  • fadein11

    draw the shape on a mask layer on the photo... simples.

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    Dog-earDec 27, 12, 9:28 a.m. – Permalink
  • monospaced

    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.

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    Dog-earDec 27, 12, 9:49 a.m. – Permalink
  • mg33

    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.

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    Dog-earDec 31, 12, 5:39 p.m. – Permalink
  • monNom

    Select all.
    Make sure content aware fill is checked.
    Press delete.

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    Dog-earDec 31, 12, 11:08 p.m. – Permalink

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