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Photoshop Transform Tips and Tricks

DartboardIn this video I explore the uses of the Photoshop Transform command to help lay out the framework for a dartboard. The transform command is used to correctly space all the wires and to keep all the circles concentric.

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Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

4 Comments on Photoshop Transform Tips and Tricks

  1. gareth osborne // August 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm //

    When i draw the 1st line. The shape layer does not show in the layers palette

  2. Hi Gareth, When you select the line tool make sure its set to ‘Shape’ in the top left hand corner 🙂

  3. Martin Wills // August 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm //

    Hi Eric

    I take it you did this in PS CS6 extended.
    I have CS6 but not extended.
    But I do have CS5Exteneded.
    Is it the same in CS5E?

  4. Hi Martin,
    This was done in CS6 Extended, but I used nothing that is only in the extended version. The technique to make the circles is slightly different now in CS6 in that we can add strokes and gradients (I talk a little more about this in “Using Photoshop to Make Concentric Circles” http://goo.gl/ZFUzu)

    The technique of step and repeat has been in Photoshop for many versions, exactly when it was introduced I’m not sure. The reduction in size, again has been around for as long as I can remember too.

    Hope this helps, Eric

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