Are you ready for another Deke’s Techniques? This week Deke McClelland takes a still photograph of a majestic falcon and creates the appearance of motion by superimposing multiple copies of the wings and adjusting their positions with the Puppet Warp tool in Adobe Photoshop. Get started by watching the free video below and using the companion text to help you along.
lynda.com’s Jan Kabili was recently interviewed by Robert Scoble for Building 43‘s blog. In the interview, Jan discusses those Photoshop CS5 features she’s most excited about, including Content-Aware fill, Puppet Warp, and HDR Pro. Jan is the author of lynda.com’s Photoshop CS5 New Features course.
With the new puppet warp feature in Photoshop CS5, you can bend images to your will—literally. Add control points, called pins, to an image, and then drag them to reposition parts of the image. Change the position of an arm, a leg, a lock of hair. Turn a straight pathway into a meandering one.
In today’s installment of Photoshop CS5 Top 5, Deke McClelland explores a feature he calls “fun to use, funny to watch, and extremely powerful.” Take a fifteen-minute tour of the Puppet Warp feature, then head over to check out all of our Adobe CS5 training to explore new courses and tutorials covering Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash, Premiere, and more.