BABY BEE LESSON 9

 

Written and Copyright ©Cherie
This is my own creation, any similarities to other
tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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PART 1 OF THE DEFORM TOOLS - RASTER DEFORM

Make a folder in your PSP folders in All lessons under baby bee and title it deform lesson.

This particular lesson is to get you use to using the deform tool. We will go into them just a little bit so you know what they do.

Later on in future lessons you will get to know these tools a lot better. Below is a brief look and explanation of those deform tools.

With PSP 2019 the tool bar looks a little different. The "PICK Tool" will be "pick" and "move". Under "pick" you will find all the tools you need for the raster deform. There is scale, shear, perspective, and free shift.

Scale X (%), Scale Y (%)-sets the percentage of change for the horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) resizing.

 

Pivot X, Pivot Y-sets the X and Y coordinates of the rotation pivot point.

Position X, Position Y-sets the X and Y coordinates of the top left corner handle.

 

Angle — sets the rotation around the pivot point. The image is rotated clockwise, from 0 to 360 degrees.

 

Shear-sets the offset of a side. Positive values shear to the right, and negative values shear to the left.

 

Perspective X, Perspective Y — adjusts the perspective of the deformation

Reset Rectangle button-resets the deformation rectangle to its original shape but keeps any current deformations

Right click on the below image and save it to your PSP folders/All Lessons/Baby Bee Lesson/deform lesson we will be working with this image for the entire lesson.

1. Lets start with the raster deform tool   click on that tool.

2. Notice that it has a box around the image now with nodules. They look like this:

3. Those nodules help you move your image in different (deformed) directions. Example: say you need that image small. By clicking on a middle right nodule you can move it into the left, (while holding the left mouse button down). Like so:

4. Now on the left hand nodule in the middle left move your mouse and place it on the nodule and push towards the right as you hold your left mouse button this is what I have now:

5. Next on the upper middle nodule in the center take your mouse and place it on the nodule and push towards the center as you hold your left mouse button this is what I have now:

6. On the lower middle nodule in the center take your mouse and place it on the nodule and push towards the center as you hold your left mouse button this is what I have now:

The raster deform tool (pick tool) is one of my favorite tools I use it to resize images I'm working with so I don't have to go to resize an image and try to figure out the actual size. With the raster deform tool you can move images around as well its not just for deforming images you can place it were you want it like so: By left clicking on the very center nodule you can move the image anywhere on your canvas.

1ST PART OF ASSIGNMENT: BASED ON THE LESSON SHOW A SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR IMAGE THAT YOU SHRUNK DOWN AND IS IN THE CENTER OF YOUR CANVAS LIKE SO:

2ND PART OF ASSIGNMENT: BASED ON LESSON SHOW A SCREEN SHOW OF YOUR IMAGE MOVED AS A WHOLE ANYWHERE ON YOUR CANVAS LIKE SO:

LETS PLAY A LITTLE MORE WITH THE RASTER DEFORM TOOL

1. Close out the image BUT DON'T SAVE IT. Re-open the image, shift + D to make a duplicate layer.

2. Now click on your raster deform tool (PSP9) .

3. Hold down your ctrl and shift key at the same time on your key board and grab one of the lower nodules and while holding your left mouse button down move it towards the center like so:

Notice how it distorts the image this is the way that you give your image a different angle, it comes in handy when your making shapes or angles in a project.

 You can see effect in the shapes on images by grabbing other nodules to and manipulating it just like above. You will get to learn that procedure in future lessons. For now I just want you all to have a working knowledge of what this tool will and can do.

ASSIGNMENT: SEND IN A SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR CTRL/SHIFT IMAGE.

RECAP OF ASSIGNMENTS:

1. SEND IN A SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR IMAGE RESIZED IN THE CENTER OF YOUR CANVAS.

2. SEND IN A SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR IMAGE MOVED TO A DIFFERENT PART OF YOUR CANVAS.

3. SEND IN A SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR IMAGE AFTER YOU HAVE MOVED A NODULE USING THE CTRL/SHIFT PROCEDURE.

 

Send in your lesson like so: Baby Bee Raster Deform (your name) for credit. Click on the Mail Me below: