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Fri, Nov 11, 2011 7:24 PM

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Photoshop: Adjustable grid size for the warp tool

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Please add customizable number of control points to Transform Warp.

Yes the request was made 6 years ago, multiple threads were combined into this one.
Not one response from an Adobe representative.
I'd be happy to share any thoughts if it helps get this some attention. Basically transform warp needs a customizable number of control points. Even better would be the ability to warp those points using Bezier curves like the Pen tool.

Photoshop: Adjustable grid size for the warp tool

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/it_would_be_cool_the_have_an_adjustable_grid_...

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Photoshop CC 2018: Healing and Spot Healing Brush Lag.

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3 years ago

Affinity has a great implementation of the Warp tool if the folks at Adobe are looking for a little inspiration...

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I'll take a look at Affinity, if it works it's not that expensive. Better than waiting for a solution from Adobe that may never come.

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I cannot figure out how to transform in Affinity - any tips? From what I've found so far you can only transform the corners, even less control than PS.

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it works a little differently... try switching between the source/destination dropdown.

and to add nodes, double-click on the image where you want a new one.

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Maybe there are some copyright or licensing  issues that prevent adobe from implementing this request.

It's been a oft requested feature since Warp appeared in photoshop cs2 (2005), so surely something more than engineering is at issue here.

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388 Points

3 years ago

Yes, and updated warp tool with more editing points would be sooooo great! I run into too many instances where I open the warp tool too warp something, but I just can't warp the spot I want moved. 

Thanks eartho - I'll have to try Affinity! 

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3 years ago

SInce I posted this in the wrong thread, just following a connection from an email, here it is where it's meant to be:

Yes, this has been asked for for years and years now. Adobe has given us multiple ways to warp, but they're scattered about and finding just the right one that's quick and efficient for the need hasn't always been easy. Today, even remembering the multiple ways for transforming/warping has become difficult.

Think about it. No central location for access to : Adaptive Wide Angle, Perspective Warp, Puppet Warp, Warp, Transform, Free Transform, Perspective Crop, and then there's poor Vanishing Point way out in the hinterlands. And Liquify is yet another form of warping/transforming. Probably the only warp/transform tool that's in the obvious place for it is Text Warp. I think for most of us, all those warps and transformations also translates to a lot of confusion, while the basic Warp doesn't confuse anyone—it just is SO limited.

This is  a reason Warp needs to be more flexible. It's simple, stable, and if it had more anchors (in fact, were more like Gradient Mesh in AI, but for shape) it would be easy to locate, easy to use, and an easy choice to make for many common needs.

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Cristen nailed it - Perfectly stated, all of it, exactly what is needed. 

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964 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Please add customizable number of control points to Transform Warp.

I don't know the reason Adobe hasn't implemented this. I've often wondered about that one myself. At a minimum it would be nice if Adobe could acknowledge the request and perhaps state why they haven't done it. But I've worked in SW, at the biggest of them, and I know what triage lists look like. It could be that it's low on the list. It could be that for some reason it's a difficult request to enable for reasons that we might not expect. It could be that it breaks something. But yes, if it's something a lot of people have requested then it would be nice to have more communication from Adobe as to why. 

That's why I'm appreciating the efforts I see Adobe putting forth lately, from this forum to the surveys I got after we wall went ape shit over the latest Lightroom changes. Transparency goes a long ways ....

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Photoshop CC 2018: Healing and Spot Healing Brush Lag.

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964 Points

3 years ago

Glad this has its own thread. I too have wondered why warp and liquify both are so limited, and I would certainly vote for this as a feature request, and it would benefit me far and above the 3D stuff, for example, which I never use in PS.

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64 Points

3 years ago

Yes I agree with all the post here and also
I would like to mention the new possibility I would have love to have in PS: Since I work on grey level images... and that the lines of the warp tools is grey too... is is almost impossible to see these lines on my image. So it would be great to have the choice of the color used by the warp tool. It is the same problem with the puppet tool that use only grey lines also. Thanks and have a nice day. JM Hermel.

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60 Points

3 years ago

There's a workaround. Make your own vector grid in Illustrator with however many subdivisions you want and then place it into the PS doc, convert the placed vector smart object to a smart object (yes, sounds redundant), and then you should be able to warp it.

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114 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop Transform Wrap needs overhauled to allow for precise adjustments.

Transform Wrap fails miserably. Go back to 1995 and install Kai's power tools to learn how this should perform. Needs independent bezoid points that can be selected individually or with others so that multiple adjustments can be made simultaneously. Also need to be able to move a point and maintain aspect ratio without having to drag new guides. And, why do only the corner points show x and y changes? Sad.

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90 Points

a year ago

Sad indeed. What is the right "difficulty to implement:how many people want it" ratio before Adobe actually does something? Not that it matters because all they have to do is add an option for more anchor points/grid lines. It's NOT DIFFICULT! JUST F****EN DO IT, YOU DEGENERATES!!! I will come down to Adobe headquarters and burn the building down.

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a year ago

Seriously would love this feature as well. Please please please borrow/implement more stuff seen in video/vfx applications .

The grid/spline warping in Nuke linked earlier in this thread is a great example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SthlyRNXbkU This function would speed up the workflows of so many people.

HSL curves, qualifiers/selections like DaVinci Resolve is another. As well as how these applications work in complete floating point math, so even if you "clipped" the highlights with one adjustment layer, a subsequent layer can be used to recover them back. Also the ability to be compatible with OFX layers/plugins/tools.

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328 Points

a year ago

It only took 8 years, but I just want to say, thank you Adobe – at last!

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180 Points

a year ago

It's no good guys, for some reason they have just implemented teh warp tool from illustrator rather than improve the transform warp tool in photoshop. You will notice that you cannot adjust points on the outer edges without them spinning and warping areas you don't want to warp. They have added four bezier points instead of two which creates a warp in all directions instead of being able to control the shape as previous.
They have also gotten rid of the guide lines on the default mode which are essential to a standard warp - if you want guide, you get extra points which you didn't ask for.

I don't know how to make it appear as legacy mode, but I am using 2018 until they fix it.
Once again Adobe throws out the old, but this time implements old tech (illustrator warp) to solve a problem which has been clearly documented and plenty of forward thinking posts to give advice of what is useful for the people who actually use this program.

Thanks for nothing photoshop team, for getting my hopes up that you listened to anyone in the forums at all.

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114 Points

Sigh. Now I can't wait not to use it!