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Fun with Puppet Warp in Photoshop CS5

Article Description

One of the more entertaining (and powerful) new features in Photoshop CS5 is the Puppet Warp command. This feature provides the ability to apply a warping mesh to any selected object in your scene, and then bend and twist that object around in different ways. Dan Moughamian, author of Adobe Digital Imaging How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques for Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, and Camera Raw 6, shows you how to combine both Puppet Warp and the new Content-Aware Fill command to apply a snowman effect to a lighthouse.
Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Puppet Warp takes a couple tries to get use to, but once you do, you’ll have a lot of fun with it. Go ahead and give it a shot, and check the book for even more options, including ways to rotate the mesh edges, overlap the pins, and more!

Figure 7 The final image, with all warps applied. Not exactly “Frosty-looking,” but still a lot of fun!