Photoshop Tutorial: Vanishing Point!
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how a place images
in perspective using the Vanishing Point filter
that was first introduced in version CS2. I provided this ice rink photo for you to download,
so you can follow along. Its link is located in the video description
or project files. I also provided the Olympics logo
that I’ll be using for this example. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. Go to Filter and Vanishing Point.
The Vanishing Point window will open. Click the “Create Plane Tool”. The first plane we’ll create
is on the ice surface. Left-click on the lower, right corner of the ice.
Go to the top, right corner of the ice and left-click.
Continue to follow its perspective. The grid should be blue. If it’s yellow red or green, you need to drag the corner
until the grid turns blue. To extend any side of the plane, go to the middle of the side you want to extend. and when you see it double-arrow,
simply drag it out. To create new plane that extends out from the side,
go to the middle of that side and press and hold Ctrl on WIndows or Cmd on a Mac.
When you see a square, grid symbol, drag it in the direction
you want the new plane to be. Again, to extend a side, go to the middle of that side
and when you see double-arrow, drag out. If you need to realign a corner of the grid to match the perspective of your photo, simply go to the corner of the grid and
drag it to the corner of the photo until its positioned correctly. Continue to
extend and create new planes for the areas you’ll be ultimately pasting images onto. Only the
grid of the last plane you created is visible, however,
all the other planes are actually there. Just their grids are hidden.
When you’ve created all the planes, click OK. Open the image you’d like to place
onto the photo. Press Ctrl or Cmd + A to select it
and Ctrl or Cmd + C to copy it on your clipboard. Open back up your photo and go to a Filter and Vanishing Point. Once you open it, all the grids in your planes are visible. Press Ctrl or Cmd + V to paste the object. To reduce its size, click the Transform Tool, go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow,
press and hold Shift as you drag in.
Pressing Shift keeps its aspect ratio intact. Once you drag the object into a plane, it shape instantly conforms to its perspective. As you move it,
it automatically adjusts its size. To adjust its size again, go to a corner and press and hold Shift and drag it out.
To place the same object into another plane, press and hold Shift + Alt on Windows
or Shift + Option on a Mac and drag the copy to the other plane.
Notice the object remains in perspective.
Adjust its size and location. Each time you want to duplicate the
object and place it on to another area, press and hold Shift +Alt or Shift + Option
and then drag the copy. If your object rotates on its axis, go to a corner and when you see a
curved, double-arrow, press and hold Shift as you rotate around until it snaps in alignment with the plane.
Adjust its position and size to taste.
When you’re done, click OK. Note that the objects are on their own layer.
We’ll remove the white boxes surrounding the logos by changing the layer’s Blend Mode to
Multiply. To remove unwanted areas of the logo,
we’ll use a layer mask to hide them.
Click on the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask. Open your Brush Tool
and make the size small and the Hardness: 0%.
The Opacity and Flow should be 100%. Press the F5 key at the top of your keyboard to open your Brush panel. Make sure the
only setting that’s checked is “Smoothing”.
Press F5 again to close to Brush panel. We’ll zoom into one of the areas of the
logo that we want to hide. Press “z” to open your Zoom Tool
and drag over that area to zoom into it. Press “B” to open your Brush Tool
and carefully brush inside the area to hide the logo. If you want to make the brush larger or
smaller, press the right or left bracket key on your keyboard. Continue to brush inside the area until
that part of the logo is hidden. To see another section of your document,
press and hold the Space bar and drag your image. Press “B” again to open your Brush Tool
and brush over the area. If you make a mistake, press “x” to invert your foreground and background colors
and brush over the mistake. Then, press “x” again to revert the
foreground color to black. Continue to brush over those areas of
the logo you want to hide. The last steps will be to make the
logos a bit more transparent and soft. Reduce the Opacity to 80% and
click on the thumbnail to make the layer active. Open your Blur Tool, make the Size approximately, 90 pixels, the Hardness: 0% and the Strength: 30%. Brush over the logos in the
background to soften them. To see your document full-size, press Ctrl or Cmd + 1.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!