No Strings Attached

Sure, you could distort objects on earlier versions of Photoshop, but it’s never been this easy or accurate. The new Puppet warp feature brings intelligent transformation and deformations to Photoshop CS5 Extended. Puppet warp can be used on selection, layers, and whole photos, to push and pull elements into new configurations. With Puppet Warp, you place multiple “pins” on the image as anchor points. The pins define where image parts remain fixed, and become handles for warping–you drag the pains around to reposition elements of the image. Settings allow for rigid, normal, or distorted pixel fidelity and the pin depth (stacking order) can be defined for layered effects.
 

How To Use It

The video below, compliments of www.CS5.org, shows you 3 different examples of the power of the Puppet Warp tool. Moving elements of an object around has never been easier and with just a few steps you’ll be able to position just about anything in your photo to look how you want without losing too much quality. Take a look at the video. I’m sure after seeing it you’ll want to open Photoshop right away and start “puppeting” your images as well.
 

Photo & Video Credit: www.CS5.org