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Photoshop CC Tutorial: Perspective Warp!

November 11, 2019

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. There’s a cool feature in Photoshop CC called, “Perspective Warp”.
It allows you to change the perspective of an image in a photo. You won’t find
this feature in versions before CC. If you’d like to use this photo to follow along, I included its link in the video description or project files. Make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl + J on Windows or Cmd + J on a Mac. Go to Edit and Perspective Warp. You may see a
small window showing you a tip on what the layout function does.
Go to the corner where the sides of the castle connect. Drag out a plane over the left side of the castle. Go to a corner point and drag it so the angle of the Perspective line is parallel to the edge of the castle. Drag the corner pins, so the lines at the grid become parallel
to the perspective of the castle. You can also use your arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge the corners. To extend any side of the perspective warp, press and hold Shift as you drag the side out. Drag another plane over the other side at the castle. When the two planes are close to one another, you’ll notice that the two closest sides become blue. When you see this, release your computer mouse or pen and instantly the planes automatically snap together. As before, drag the corners until the lines at the grid are parallel to the perspective of the castle. When you’re done, click on the Warp mode. If you click on the vertical lines icon it will vertically straighten all the lines of the Perspective Warp and the image within it. I’ll click the Remove Warp icon to bring it back to its original shape.
By clicking on the Horizontal lines icon it’ll make all the angular plane’s horizontal. You can also opt to make all the planes both vertical and horizontal at once by clicking on this icon.
Go to the line that connects the two planes, hold down the Shift key and click on the line. Its color instantly changes to yellow.
This tells us that the line is now anchoring both planes. When we click to top “pin” and drag it to the left or right, we can
see even more of the front of the castle or more of the side. When we’re happy with its perspective, click on the arrow at the top or press Enter or Return. By toggling back and forth, we can see the power of Perspective Warp. If you hide the original photo, you’ll see that areas are missing around the outside edges. By keeping the original photo visible,
it camouflages most of these areas, however, if you want, you could fill in the empty areas with Content Aware. To do this, open your Lasso Tool and drag around an empty area. Then, go to Edit and Fill. Choose Content Aware and click OK. To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!


  • Reply amthunder1 March 14, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Great tut. Too bad I only have CS5

  • Reply Ironheart Fabrication March 14, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Good video.  As always quite handy…

  • Reply AlphaWolfSeries March 14, 2014 at 2:38 am

    you rock so much!

  • Reply RANGLA PUNJAB AUDIO March 14, 2014 at 3:02 am


  • Reply Mesto Fratello March 14, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Thumbs Up if you want to see Maty's face 😀 

  • Reply Vengo Regis March 14, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Nice once again… you are the thunder in this..! Thank you brother

  • Reply theachluophobia2014 March 14, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I have CS6.. 🙁

  • Reply OZHKAR1 March 14, 2014 at 6:52 am


  • Reply RicheUK March 14, 2014 at 7:59 am

    great tutorial however…… I'm NOT onboard with this Adobe CC subscription business model

  • Reply Sharko sakotch March 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

    most of us has no CC subscription, so we are not geting any benefit of this video. .but thank you very much for very good tutorials

  • Reply Whitney Hott March 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Didn't know that can be done. Nice job! 🙂

  • Reply EDI SALAZAR March 14, 2014 at 10:14 am

    fantástico 😉

  • Reply veteq101 March 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I just tried it, works really well. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply Spor Fivehunit March 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Marty, Why are you the only guy that knows how to explain PS cc? I've tried other channels and they don't even come close to what you do. My hats off to you sir. 

  • Reply Johan Fasth March 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Have they removed this feature in CS6?

  • Reply IndianaRails March 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for making and posting another great tutorial. 

  • Reply EposVox March 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Awesome, now I want CC

  • Reply Thomas Antoine March 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Hi, it's a very good tutorial and I like it, I have photoshop cc but without prestective warp, how can I do? thanks

  • Reply El Diablo March 15, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    love your tutorials Marty, thank you, I've learnt a lot more from these.

  • Reply kolpokal March 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm


  • Reply Ali Mandher March 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    How do the face of the Joker in Photoshop

  • Reply GIRISH. VAGHELA. March 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for making and posting another great tutorial Thanks…

  • Reply Eddie Justin March 17, 2014 at 8:12 am

    my photoshop cc doesn't have this feature…can you help me?

  • Reply OHM-968692 March 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    what is this used for? can you make an example video?

  • Reply Robert Chua March 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you Marty 🙂

  • Reply jdbarua March 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    It's really nice! I need CC. Thanx

  • Reply Sandeep Nepali March 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm


  • Reply AmanSingh Art March 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    That was Awesome !

  • Reply Saad q March 27, 2014 at 6:52 am

    u r the best man.

  • Reply Eric P April 3, 2014 at 7:21 am

    That's insane

  • Reply John Petch April 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Thank you BL TV. You have just made on old man happy enough to  try, again. …. to overcome the brick wall that photoshop presents to some of us

  • Reply Paul Ruez June 1, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    So how close can I get to these effects without CC. I have CS6 Extended.

  • Reply cameraman655 July 1, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Been playing around with CC 2014 and I am intrigued with Perspective Warp, however with every attempt to launch this feature. Perspective Warp is grayed out……


  • Reply Littlemissvideoimmo July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    thanks, very well explained, now I can do it!

  • Reply Josephat Kennedy September 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I cannot find "Perspective Warp" under Edit Menu CS6 Extend. Please confirm if I need to install any plugin to see this ?

  • Reply 7 Stones GFX September 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Always top notch, thanks!

  • Reply COmar564 January 1, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    i can't press ,perspective warp (

  • Reply rbjnla January 20, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Hello, thanks Marty for the video. I'm stuck and want to know if you have any suggestions. I have Photoshop CC and Perspective Warp is listed in Edit, but I am unable to select it. The letters are grey instead of black. I have tried making a new layer, tried Selecting All like you would do to be able to use Transform. still, Perspective Warp stays grey. any suggestions?

  • Reply 3D Animations March 6, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Marty, thanks for the tutorial. I was able to do this very well with PEOPLE too, amazing. I wanted to ask you, do you know if it's possible to 1.Morph the Perspective of a Building 2. Save it as a JPEG, then 3. REPEAT it again, changing the perspective a few more degrees 4. Save another JPEG and keep doing this??? With most other Transforms Commands you can SHIFT COMMAND T to repeat the exact same transform "amount" a 2nd, 3rd 4th etc time. Can you do this with Perspective Warp?  Or are we forced to start all over again, selecting the two plans, over and over again, in order to repeat the process. HECK there would be endless moving video effects one could do FAST if you could repeat it like other Transform functions.  Let me know if you know how. 

  • Reply BoZZigmupp April 14, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Why do you have a robot voice?!

  • Reply ABING SIRAM April 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks Bro.!!..Ur tutorials helps a lot..!!

  • Reply Brandon Roberts April 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I'm using Photoshop CC and Perspective warp isn't there. All I see is puppet warp. What is the problem? o.O

  • Reply Budgie Bing May 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Straight to the point and very informative – thank you, very helpful.

  • Reply Lalita Rivera Marmanillo May 13, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Cool! Thank you for the Tut and the picture!

  • Reply Richard July 26, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Very clear and well-explained. Thanks!

  • Reply Reginaldo Ornellas October 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    In my Photoshop CC dont show 'perspective warp' option. in your place have a 'puppet warp' tool. :o(
    Option "Use Graphics Processor" is enabled.

  • Reply Darryl Murphy October 29, 2015 at 8:28 am

    So Edit->Transform->Perspective/Warp in CS6 are not the same….?

  • Reply Ralph McAllister January 27, 2016 at 2:33 am

    thanks again.. when I get CC will try this. Still on CS6 – am debating should I subscribe or not to the never ending monthly debit.

  • Reply Nitai Singha February 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    u r the God of photoshop

  • Reply Aditya Yardi February 7, 2016 at 10:54 am


  • Reply effleess February 8, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks Marty. I really appreciate HOW you do these tutorials. Your "robot" voice is easy to follow–not too fast, nor too slow. You include just the right amount of detail. Oh, that all You Tube Photoshop tutors could do this well . . . just sayin'

  • Reply Kibou SN February 11, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    It won't allow me to enable the Graphical Processor.

  • Reply Imtiaz Hussain Baloch February 14, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Marty Thank you once again great job keep going on dear

  • Reply nee nee February 16, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    You have the best! and i realy mean the BEST!! tutorials! You have a great way of making something clearly and easy to understand! Thank you for all your work! DONT YOU STOP BEING AWESOME!!! Greetings a fan from Amsterdam 😉

  • Reply Abu Heyl February 27, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    thank you so much, you are the best

  • Reply Supermike April 11, 2016 at 9:53 am

    What do you think is much greater? Phtoshop cs6 or Photoshop cc?

  • Reply Gabriela Milner May 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Your tutorial are the best, easy to follow, exact information. Very professional.
    Thank you!!

  • Reply Pious Hadebe May 9, 2016 at 10:53 am

    is this your voice or youre using… Text to speech software? if so kindly share tephe name of the software.

  • Reply Susan Taunton May 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    cool. great tutorial, thanks!!

  • Reply Moe May 26, 2016 at 8:13 am

    photoshop cs5 not let me do that!

  • Reply darkmxk June 1, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Reply Afrimi, Rimi June 23, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Blue Lightning Tv Why my Photoshop six portable doesn't have perspective warp?

  • Reply Lisa Maier August 6, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Great tutorial! Thank you so much.

  • Reply moojj August 25, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the help

  • Reply Motion Core September 24, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Excellent voice and good tutoring… Keep on going man..👍🏽

  • Reply Mackxra October 2, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    But when i go to click perspective warp it wont let me click it. Im on the right layer and its rasterized and everything. Idk what im doing wrong.

  • Reply Stefan Tunaru October 20, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Great tutorial, very clear throughout

  • Reply Ali YAYLA October 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Your all tutorial videos are helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply suttonsuede November 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    This feature rocks! And so does your tutorial! Thanks, Marty!

  • Reply kit_Katz November 13, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    why is my Perspective Warp grayed out

  • Reply Haven Falls [Setar] November 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Such a nice tutorial.. Subscribed! 😀

  • Reply Duke Sweden November 19, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Is there any way to save the file as an animation from one perspective to the other, for use in Premiere Pro or After Effects, for example?

  • Reply Ban Muhammed December 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm


  • Reply Rafiqul Islam December 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Thank You

  • Reply Garth Hope January 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Excellent tutorial, Marty. Well done.

  • Reply KPOT February 17, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Which Photoshop version is that.

  • Reply Vince Solomito April 13, 2017 at 3:38 am

    very well done. thank you.

  • Reply ShadowPhantom May 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks. Good vid

  • Reply Luc Lochard June 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    it is very interesting

  • Reply BIG B August 5, 2017 at 6:22 am

    do you know of any software that changes video perspective?

  • Reply ZidaPele _ 876 pele _ September 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I like your lesson so much sir… Easy to understand and follow along..Most of all to the point..

  • Reply Aurora Pintore October 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you !!!

  • Reply Susana Treviño November 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Awesome! Thanks a lot!

  • Reply lauraldeia November 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    What's the name of this castle?

  • Reply Varrez Rivara January 31, 2018 at 6:51 am


  • Reply Daniel Ren April 5, 2018 at 4:42 am

    thanks marty from blue lightning tv

  • Reply Rogerio Guarnieri April 16, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Thank you…after 4 years, you still actual…congratulations

  • Reply Saydyrya90 July 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    2014…good year.

  • Reply VAST July 29, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you very much. Really helpful!

  • Reply Seyfettin Güler September 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Nice Job Bro!

  • Reply Stupid Engineer November 16, 2018 at 6:06 am

    wow anazing.

  • Reply UnitedEarthEmpire December 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Your tutorial is great, straightforward n no annoying nonsense thing… this channel should be rank as 'top photoshop channel' on youtube…

  • Reply My Tech December 22, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Thank you so much.

  • Reply Day Hop January 3, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    i wonder if you can do a similar effect in after effects for video fx?

  • Reply Chris Morrison February 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    You saved me. Awesome vid. Thank you.

  • Reply Abraham B. Barry March 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Great video tutorial, thank a lot sir

  • Reply sarah Aleteer March 25, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I have proplem that (prespective wrap) is not available option
    What i should do???? please help!!!

  • Reply TheToasties1 May 27, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    error, I don't have a castle

  • Reply Arrin Brunson November 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I really liked the tip about how to copy the photo you were using so we could work with you. Thanks for the great instruction!

  • Reply evanbetter November 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Great and short: superb! I'm glad you are straight forward, coming to the point. Thanks!

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