Lesson 6C (Rotating Photos and Elements - the transform tool )
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Don't be a square! Turn things on edge and make them exciting!
The transform tool is a very important tool to learn how to utilize in digital scrapbooking. It is important that you take a good amount of time in learning how this tool functions.
You will learn in this tutorial:
What is a bounding box?
What does Control T do?
How do you utilize the bounding box different to rotate, rather than resize? How do you rotate several layers at the same time?
What keyboard shortcut controls keeping proportions?
What is the difference between skew and perspective?
What is the difference between skew and distort?
How do you rotate with a reference point?
Learn how to rotate, distort, and skew anything you desire. Rotate photos, elements, and text. Any layer can be rotated as all layers have bounding boxes.
Be sure to find that reference point tool at the end of the video. It's loads of fun! A tip is to manually move the circle icon for the reference tool to any point on your file. You are not restricted to the points offered.
The reference point tool in PSE14 is at the bottom of the screen. You can either click the curved arrow when it shows up by a reference point or click "image" then "transform" then "free transform." The tools then appear at the bottom of the screen and are larger & easier to see than in the earlier version.
In rewriting the written tutorial, I realized that there were two areas not covered in the first video.