Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hi all! Casharina here! I am so excited to share a new trick with you that I have JUST recently learned…so let’s get started shall we?? As far as I know this trick can only be done in Photoshop CS5 or newer…so apologies to those of you that don’t have that particular software…but for readers that do have CS5 or CS6 it would be a shame not to share my latest trick with you guys!!
- First of all you need to get your straight item. You can do this while working on a layout if you choose, but for this tutorial I’ve chosen to open only the element. I’m using the straight pink ric rac from the beautiful blossom collection.
- Next, go to Edit -> Puppet Warp
- You’ll see a weird looking grid show up on your element, don’t worry, it’s normal!
- Next you’ll want to place your cursor on the outer edge of your ric rac, the cursor will turn into a pushpin-type illustration. This is simply a step to “pin” the ric rac in place and not allow that spot to move. Pin each side of the ric rac.
- Then you’ll put a pin in the center of the ric rac. If you’d like to make it curve here you will simply drag this pin downwards/upwards and you will see the ric rac start to bend. In previous versions when elements were transformed the pixels would warp – this new trick avoids that icky warped look.
- If you choose, you can add another “pin” to another spot along the ric rac and drag it down. This is helpful if you’re trying to attach the ric rac to a banner etc.
- Once you’ve got your element curved the way you want it simply hit ENTER and you’re finished.
How simple is that…I’m SO excited to start using this trick in my scrapbook pages. I’d love to see your finished layouts showing off this new tip…so don’t forget to load them up to the Shoppe Gallery!!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow when SP brings us the latest projectScrap check-in!!