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Tigress
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

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Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-19-2003 18:20

Hi,
I am new with Photoshop (version 7.0), and I need to change a picture from a rectangle to a trapezoid. Basically, I have six images and I want to strech some of them so they would look like this:

If someone could tell me how to do it, it would be really great.
Thanks

kuckus
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Berlin (almost)
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 07-19-2003 18:29

Welcome, Tigress

Not being a great Photoshopper myself I'm not sure if there are better methods, but I've been doing it this way:

1. Select the whole picture using the Marquee tool
2. Right-click into the selection, choose Free Transform
3. Holding down Strg, drag the corners to their new positions (try holding Shift as well as that might be handy in your case, too)

Hope that's what you were looking for.

kuckus


[This message has been edited by kuckus (edited 07-19-2003).]

Tigress
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-19-2003 18:48

thanks, that was exactly what i was looking for Many many thanks

Tigress
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-19-2003 19:07

Also, now that I've done that, the picture has white background spots where it was stretched, how can I apply my own background to it, OR, out of what I have now, how do I cut out only the picture, without the space around it?

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-19-2003 20:22

Although Kuckus is on the right track, what you would want for this particular task is

Edti >> Transform >> Perspective

Now, as far as the white - it depends on a lot of things.

Is there white around the images to start? If so, cut them out before transforming them so you have a straight line to follow.

Is the white only appearing when you save as a .gif? In that case, look in the :FAQ: for 'transparency' - there are a few very handy bits in there that will tell you far more than I could explain.





[This message has been edited by DL-44 (edited 07-19-2003).]

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