Puppet Warp Tutorial

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  1. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    I recently had a request to re-post this tutorial from MOC 2015 on how to use Puppet Warp... so here you go! :) Enjoy! Also, please note this is only for people who have Photoshop CS5 and above...

    Hello everyone! Today I am super excited to show you a little trick to modify elements like strings to make them work perfectly on your page. Sometimes I'll pull a string or ribbon onto my page and no matter which way I rotate or shrink the element, it'll cover something on my page that I want shown. Rather than just cut off that part of the string or ribbon, I use Puppet Warp to modify my string or ribbon just like bending it or forming it with my own hands.

    On my page below you'll see that the bottom bit on the twine string is covering part of my journaling and I just didn't like the shape as it came in.

    2014-10-31 Halloween before puppet warp small.jpg

    To manipulate my string, I want to use Puppet Warp. Do do this, I clicked Edit (in the menus along the top of Photoshop) and then clicked on Puppet Warp. (make sure you have the string layer selected in the layers palette) This will add a mesh over the whole string. All you have to do is click around a few places on the string that you don't want to move. These are your anchor points. Once you have those just click and drag on the portion that you want to move and drag it around until you get it how you want it and then click the check mark or hit enter to complete the warp. The picture below shows where I added anchor points (with yellow arrows) and the pink arrow is where I clicked and dragged the part I wanted to move:

    During Puppet Warp anchors small.jpg

    It is amazing how Photoshop can bend a string or ribbon without making it look stretched out or blurry! Here's my page after I Puppet Warped my string:

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    Easy Peasy! Have fun! :woot
     
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  2. SirScrapalot

    SirScrapalot Tackling my to-do list with gusto

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    Great tutorial! I love using puppet warp for shadows too!
     
  3. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    This was a super tutorial! I love this little tool!
     
  4. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    yup! loved it! and i use it all the time! especially to move bits of scatters or confetti around! just the most awesome easiest trick ever! :)
     
  5. Ga_L

    Ga_L CT - Lynne-Marie

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    before the MOC I didn't know this tool. now I know it and I try to use it.
    thanks Karen !
     
  6. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    Thanks for the reminder.
     
  7. ChristineElizabeth

    ChristineElizabeth New Member

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  8. DixieDoesPSP

    DixieDoesPSP Well-Known Member

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    What the!! Wow I didnt know I could do that!! Now for me to just remember this when it comes time to use it.
     
  9. NancyP

    NancyP All you need is a little bit of pixie dust

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    Well, DANG, when is PSE going to add something like that!!!!
     
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  10. sahlink

    sahlink sahlink

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    WOW!! Genius!! Is that crazy I've never used the Puppet Warp?
     
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  11. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    oh no, it is fabtabulous..go play create!
     
  12. merank

    merank Working my way through scrumdiddlyumptious bars

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    OMG! Do you know how many times I could have used this in the past several years! Thank you so much for posting this!
     
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  13. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    Yes! That is crazy! It's SO useful! Go play! Lol! :)

    I know! I don't use it all the time, but it sure is awesome on those occasions where it's needed! I know @jenn mccabe uses it all the time on scatters too.
     
  14. Brandi

    Brandi You're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind

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    That's what I love about MOC. :heartlub The tools we learn and can use for layouts to come!
     
  15. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    i think it was danielle @sushimommy -who actually came up with the idea to use it on scatters. i literally just finished a page ... and used puppet warp to move my little scatter bits around just perfectly where i needed them. love it!
     
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  16. Pallavi01

    Pallavi01 You have that sharp, useless look about you

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    Its been such a long time @Karen - but i still see myself returning to this tutorial so many times!! thanks once again for this awesome tip!!
     
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  17. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    Glad you're still getting good use out of it. It's still one of my favorite techniques too! :)
     
  18. Danyale

    Danyale Always one step behind Waldo

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    Love this technique, one of my favorites!!
     
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  19. dawnmarch

    dawnmarch Actually, no. You are not funny!

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    Oh is THAT how it works!? I've always planned to read up on it "one day" but never got around to it. Who knew it was that easy peasy? Thanks for the great explanation!
     
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  20. michelepixels

    michelepixels A pun is not fully matured until it is full groan.

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    Oh my gosh! I'm glad this popped up again. You know how many times I've been bothered by something covering something else?

    For scatters it seems especially magical! I usually delete pieces in scatters that cover my journaling or faces; now I can just move them.

    Thank you!
     
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