If you’ve edited images in Photoshop, you’ve probably heard of the Puppet Warp feature. And like a lot of Photoshop users, you’ve probably never tried it.
You don’t know what you’re missing, according to Photoshop guru Colin Smith, who explains how to use Puppet Warp in the below tutorial. The idea behind this easy-to-use tool is that it can bend and warp images in a realistic way.
In the video Smith shows how to use Puppet Warp and Smart Objects to manipulate a photo. “Fool people into thinking something is real, when it’s Photoshop,” Smith says. “I’m going to show you how to warp reality by using the Puppet Warp tool in Photoshop. There’s a few little tips you’re going to pick up here even if you already know how to use this tool.”
To learn everything you need to know about how to use Puppet Warp, watch the video where Smith shows you how while manipulating images of flamingos in Photohop. It’s an easy step-by-step process that can be applied to any photo where you want to add some bends or twists to a subject.
You can also reposition segments of an object, including stretching and pulling specific points, by dropping virtual pins on the image and adjusting them. Check it out below and then go hit up Smith’s channel, photoshopCAFE, to get all his software tips including this tutorial where he shares all his secrets for using Curves in Photoshop.