Vanishing Point

  1. Photoshop User Guide
  2. Introduction to Photoshop
    1. Dream it. Make it.
    2. What's new in Photoshop
    3. Edit your first photo
    4. Create documents
    5. Photoshop | Common Questions
    6. Photoshop system requirements
    7. Migrate presets, actions, and settings
    8. Get to know Photoshop
  3. Photoshop and Adobe services
    1. Photoshop and Adobe Stock
    2. Creative Cloud Libraries
    3. Creative Cloud Libraries in Photoshop
    4. Grid and guides
    5. Creating actions
    6. Undo and history
    7. Default keyboard shortcuts
    8. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    9. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    10. Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop
  4. Photoshop on the iPad
    1. Photoshop on the iPad | Common questions
    2. Get to know the workspace
    3. System requirements | Photoshop on the iPad
    4. Create, open, and export cloud documents
    5. Add photos
    6. Work with layers
    7. Draw and paint with brushes
    8. Make selections and add masks
    9. Retouch your composites
    10. Work with adjustment layers
    11. Adjust the tonality of your composite with Curves
    12. Apply transform operations
    13. Crop and rotate your composites
    14. Rotate, pan, zoom, and reset canvas
    15. Work with Type layers
    16. Work with Photoshop and Lightroom
    17. Get missing fonts in Photoshop on the iPad
    18. Japanese Text in Photoshop on the iPad
    19. Manage app settings
    20. Touch shortcuts and gestures
    21. Keyboard shortcuts
    22. System requirements 1.x | Photoshop on the iPad
    23. System requirements 2.x | Photoshop on the iPad
    24. Edit your image size
    25. Livestream as you create in Photoshop on the iPad
    26. Correct imperfections with the Healing Brush
    27. Create brushes in Capture and use them in Photoshop
  5. Cloud documents
    1. Photoshop cloud documents | Common questions
    2. Photoshop cloud documents | Workflow questions
    3. Manage and work with cloud documents in Photoshop
    4. Upgrade cloud storage for Photoshop
    5. Unable to create or save a cloud document
    6. Solve Photoshop cloud document errors
    7. Collect cloud doc sync logs
    8. Share access and edit your cloud documents
  6. Workspace
    1. Workspace basics
    2. Create documents
    3. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    4. Microsoft Dial support in Photoshop
    5. Tool galleries
    6. Performance preferences
    7. Use tools
    8. Touch gestures
    9. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    10. Technology previews
    11. Metadata and notes
    12. Quickly share your creations
    13. Place Photoshop images in other applications
    14. Preferences
    15. Default keyboard shortcuts
    16. Rulers
    17. Show or hide non-printing Extras
    18. Specify columns for an image
    19. Undo and history
    20. Panels and menus
    21. Place files
    22. Position elements with snapping
    23. Position with the Ruler tool
    24. Presets
    25. Customize keyboard shortcuts
    26. Grid and guides
  7. Web, screen, and app design
    1. Photoshop for design
    2. Artboards
    3. Export files in Photoshop
    4. Device Preview
    5. Copy CSS from layers
    6. Slice web pages
    7. HTML options for slices
    8. Modify slice layout
    9. Work with web graphics
    10. Create web photo galleries
  8. Image and color basics
    1. How to resize images
    2. Work with raster and vector images
    3. Image size and resolution
    4. Acquire images from cameras and scanners
    5. Create, open, and import images
    6. View images
    7. Invalid JPEG Marker error | Opening images
    8. Viewing multiple images
    9. Customize color pickers and swatches
    10. High dynamic range images
    11. Match colors in your image
    12. Convert between color modes
    13. Color modes
    14. Erase parts of an image
    15. Blending modes
    16. Choose colors
    17. Customize indexed color tables
    18. Image information
    19. Distort filters are unavailable
    20. About color
    21. Color and monochrome adjustments using channels
    22. Choose colors in the Color and Swatches panels
    23. Sample
    24. Color mode or Image mode
    25. Color cast
    26. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    27. Add swatches from HTML CSS and SVG
    28. Bit depth and preferences
  9. Layers
    1. Layer basics
    2. Nondestructive editing
    3. Create and manage layers and groups
    4. Select, group, and link layers
    5. Place images into frames
    6. Layer opacity and blending
    7. Mask layers
    8. Apply Smart Filters
    9. Layer comps
    10. Move, stack, and lock layers
    11. Mask layers with vector masks
    12. Manage layers and groups
    13. Layer effects and styles
    14. Edit layer masks
    15. Extract assets
    16. Reveal layers with clipping masks
    17. Generate image assets from layers
    18. Work with Smart Objects
    19. Blending modes
    20. Combine multiple images into a group portrait
    21. Combine images with Auto-Blend Layers
    22. Align and distribute layers
    23. Copy CSS from layers
    24. Load selections from a layer or layer mask's boundaries
    25. Knockout to reveal content from other layers
    26. Layer
    27. Flattening
    28. Composite
    29. Background
  10. Selections
    1. Select and Mask workspace
    2. Make quick selections
    3. Get started with selections
    4. Select with the marquee tools
    5. Select with the lasso tools
    6. Select a color range in an image
    7. Adjust pixel selections
    8. Convert between paths and selection borders
    9. Channel basics
    10. Move, copy, and delete selected pixels
    11. Create a temporary quick mask
    12. Save selections and alpha channel masks
    13. Select the image areas in focus
    14. Duplicate, split, and merge channels
    15. Channel calculations
    16. Selection
    17. Bounding box
  11. Image adjustments
    1. Perspective warp
    2. Reduce camera shake blurring
    3. Healing brush examples
    4. Export color lookup tables
    5. Adjust image sharpness and blur
    6. Understand color adjustments
    7. Apply a Brightness/Contrast adjustment
    8. Adjust shadow and highlight detail
    9. Levels adjustment
    10. Adjust hue and saturation
    11. Adjust vibrance
    12. Adjust color saturation in image areas
    13. Make quick tonal adjustments
    14. Apply special color effects to images
    15. Enhance your image with color balance adjustments
    16. High dynamic range images
    17. View histograms and pixel values
    18. Match colors in your image
    19. How to crop and straighten photos
    20. Convert a color image to black and white
    21. Adjustment and fill layers
    22. Curves adjustment
    23. Blending modes
    24. Target images for press
    25. Adjust color and tone with Levels and Curves eyedroppers
    26. Adjust HDR exposure and toning
    27. Filter
    28. Blur
    29. Dodge or burn image areas
    30. Make selective color adjustments
    31. Replace object colors
  12. Adobe Camera Raw
    1. Camera Raw system requirements
    2. What's new in Camera Raw
    3. Introduction to Camera Raw
    4. Create panoramas
    5. Supported lenses
    6. Vignette, grain, and dehaze effects in Camera Raw
    7. Default keyboard shortcuts
    8. Automatic perspective correction in Camera Raw
    9. How to make non-destructive edits in Camera Raw
    10. Radial Filter in Camera Raw
    11. Manage Camera Raw settings
    12. Open, process, and save images in Camera Raw
    13. Repair images with the Enhanced Spot Removal tool in Camera Raw
    14. Rotate, crop, and adjust images
    15. Adjust color rendering in Camera Raw
    16. Feature summary | Adobe Camera Raw | 2018 releases
    17. New features summary
    18. Process versions in Camera Raw
    19. Make local adjustments in Camera Raw
  13. Image repair and restoration
    1. Remove objects from your photos with Content-Aware Fill
    2. Content-Aware Patch and Move
    3. Retouch and repair photos
    4. Correct image distortion and noise
    5. Basic troubleshooting steps to fix most issues
  14. Image transformations
    1. Transform objects
    2. Adjust crop, rotation, and canvas size
    3. How to crop and straighten photos
    4. Create and edit panoramic images
    5. Warp images, shapes, and paths
    6. Vanishing Point
    7. Use the Liquify filter
    8. Content-aware scaling
    9. Transform images, shapes, and paths
    10. Warp
    11. Transform
    12. Panorama
  15. Drawing and painting
    1. Paint symmetrical patterns
    2. Draw rectangles and modify stroke options
    3. About drawing
    4. Draw and edit shapes
    5. Painting tools
    6. Create and modify brushes
    7. Blending modes
    8. Add color to paths
    9. Edit paths
    10. Paint with the Mixer Brush
    11. Brush presets
    12. Gradients
    13. Fill and stroke selections, layers, and paths
    14. Draw with the Pen tools
    15. Create patterns
    16. Generate a pattern using the Pattern Maker
    17. Manage paths
    18. Manage pattern libraries and presets
    19. Draw or paint with a graphics tablet
    20. Create textured brushes
    21. Add dynamic elements to brushes
    22. Gradient
    23. Paint stylized strokes with the Art History Brush
    24. Paint with a pattern
    25. Sync presets on multiple devices
  16. Text
    1. Work with OpenType SVG fonts
    2. Format characters
    3. Format paragraphs
    4. How to create type effects
    5. Edit text
    6. Line and character spacing
    7. Arabic and Hebrew type
    8. Fonts
    9. Troubleshoot fonts
    10. Asian type
    11. Create type
    12. Text Engine error using Type tool in Photoshop | Windows 8
    13. World-Ready composer for Asian Scripts
    14. How to add and edit text in Photoshop
  17. Video and animation
    1. Video editing in Photoshop
    2. Edit video and animation layers
    3. Video and animation overview
    4. Preview video and animations
    5. Paint frames in video layers
    6. Import video files and image sequences
    7. Create frame animations
    8. Creative Cloud 3D Animation (Preview)
    9. Create timeline animations
    10. Create images for video
  18. Filters and effects
    1. Use the Liquify filter
    2. Use the Blur Gallery
    3. Filter basics
    4. Filter effects reference
    5. Add Lighting Effects
    6. Use the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
    7. Use the Oil Paint filter
    8. Layer effects and styles
    9. Apply specific filters
    10. Smudge image areas
  19. Saving and exporting
    1. Save files in graphics formats
    2. Save your files in Photoshop
    3. File formats
    4. Save and export video and animations
    5. Save PDF files
    6. Digimarc copyright protection
  20. Printing
    1. Print 3D objects
    2. Print from Photoshop
    3. Print with color management
    4. Contact Sheets and PDF Presentations
    5. Print photos in a picture package layout
    6. Print spot colors
    7. Duotones
    8. Print images to a commercial printing press
    9. Improve color prints from Photoshop
    10. Troubleshoot printing problems | Photoshop
  21. Automation
    1. Creating actions
    2. Create data-driven graphics
    3. Scripting
    4. Process a batch of files
    5. Play and manage actions
    6. Add conditional actions
    7. About actions and the Actions panel
    8. Record tools in actions
    9. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    10. Photoshop UI toolkit for plug-ins and scripts
  22. 3D and technical imaging
    1. Creative Cloud 3D Animation (Preview)
    2. Print 3D objects
    3. 3D painting
    4. 3D panel enhancements | Photoshop
    5. Essential 3D concepts and tools
    6. 3D rendering and saving
    7. Create 3D objects and animations
    8. Image stacks
    9. 3D workflow
    10. Measurement
    11. DICOM files
    12. Photoshop and MATLAB
    13. Count objects in an image
    14. Combine and convert 3D objects
    15. 3D texture editing
    16. Adjust HDR exposure and toning
    17. 3D panel settings
  23. Color Management
    1. Understanding color management
    2. Keeping colors consistent
    3. Color settings
    4. Work with color profiles
    5. Color-managing documents for online viewing
    6. Color-managing documents when printing
    7. Color-managing imported images
    8. Proofing colors
Piezīme.

For Photoshop versions earlier than Photoshop CC, some functionality discussed in this article may be available only if you have Photoshop Extended. Photoshop does not have a separate Extended offering. All features in Photoshop Extended are part of Photoshop.

Vanishing Point simplifies perspective-correct editing in images that contain perspective planes—for example, the sides of a building, walls, floors, or any rectangular object. In Vanishing Point, you specify the planes in an image, and then apply edits such as painting, cloning, copying or pasting, and transforming. All your edits honor the perspective of the plane you’re working in. When you retouch, add, or remove content in an image, the results are more realistic because the edits are properly oriented and scaled to the perspective planes. After you finish working in Vanishing Point, you can continue editing the image in Photoshop. To preserve the perspective plane information in an image, save your document in PSD, TIFF, or JPEG format.

Photoshop Edits on perspective planes
Making edits on the perspective planes in an image

You can also measure objects in an image, and export 3D information and measurements to DXF and 3DS formats for use in 3D applications.

Vanishing Point dialog box overview

The Vanishing Point dialog box (Filter > Vanishing Point) contains tools for defining the perspective planes, tools for editing the image, a measure tool, and an image preview. The Vanishing Point tools (Marquee, Stamp, Brush, and others) behave similarly to their counterparts in the main Photoshop toolbox. You can use the same keyboard shortcuts to set the tool options. Opening the Vanishing Point menu  displays additional tool settings and commands.

Photoshop Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point dialog box

A. Vanishing Point menu B. Options C. Toolbox D. Preview of vanishing point session E. Zoom options 

For the keyboard shortcuts in Vanishing Point, see Keys for Vanishing Point.

Vanishing Point tools

Vanishing Point tools behave like their counterparts in the main Photoshop toolbox. You can use the same keyboard shortcuts for setting tool options. Selecting a tool changes the available options in the Vanishing Point dialog box.

Edit Plane tool 

Selects, edits, moves, and resizes planes.

Create Plane tool 

Defines the four corner nodes of a plane, adjusts the size and shape of the plane, and tears off a new plane.

Marquee tool 

Makes square or rectangular selections, and also moves or clones selections.

Piezīme.

Double-clicking the Marquee tool in a plane selects the entire plane.

Stamp tool 

Paints with a sample of the image. Unlike the Clone Stamp tool, the Stamp tool in Vanishing Point can’t clone elements from another image. See also Paint with sampled pixels in Vanishing Point and Retouch with the Clone Stamp tool.

Brush tool 

Paints a selected color in a plane.

Transform tool 

Scales, rotates, and moves a floating selection by moving the bounding box handles. Its behavior is similar to using the Free Transform command on a rectangle selection. See also Transform freely.

Eyedropper tool 

Selects a color for painting when you click in the preview image.

Measure tool 

Measures distances and angles of an item in a plane. See also Measure in Vanishing Point

Zoom tool 

Magnifies or reduces the view of the image in the preview window.

Hand tool

Moves the image in the preview window.

Magnify or reduce the preview image

  1. Do any of the following:
    • Select the Zoom tool  in the Vanishing Point dialog box, and click or drag in the preview image to zoom in; hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and click or drag to zoom out.

    • Specify a magnification level in the Zoom text box at the bottom of the dialog box.

    • Click the Plus sign (+) or Minus sign (-) button to zoom in or out, respectively.

    • To temporarily zoom into the preview image, hold down the “X” key. This is especially helpful for placing the corner nodes when defining a plane, and for working on details.

Move the image in the preview window

  1. Do any of the following:
    • Select the Hand tool in the Vanishing Point dialog box, and drag in the preview image.

    • Hold down the spacebar with any tool selected, and drag in the preview image.

Work in Vanishing Point

  1. (Optional) Prepare your image for work in Vanishing Point.

    Before choosing the Vanishing Point command, do any of the following:

    • To place the results of your Vanishing Point work in a separate layer, first create a new layer before choosing the Vanishing Point command. Placing the Vanishing Point results in a separate layer preserves your original image and you can use the layer opacity control, styles, and blending modes.

    • If you plan to clone the content in your image beyond the boundaries of the current image size, increase the canvas size to accommodate the additional content. See also Change the canvas size

    • If you plan to paste an item from the Photoshop clipboard into Vanishing Point, copy the item before choosing the Vanishing Point command. The copied item can be from a different Photoshop document. If you’re copying type, you must rasterize the text layer before copying to the clipboard.

    • To confine the Vanishing Point results to specific areas of your image, either make a selection or add a mask to your image before choosing the Vanishing Point command. See also Select with the marquee tools and About masks and alpha channels.

    • To copy something in perspective from one Photoshop document to another, first copy the item while in Vanishing Point in one document. When you paste the item in another document while in Vanishing Point, the item’s perspective is preserved.

  2. Choose Filter > Vanishing Point.

  3. Define the four corner nodes of the plane surface.

    By default, the Create Plane tool  is selected. Click in the preview image to define the corner nodes. Try to use a rectangle object in the image as a guide when creating the plane.

    To tear off additional planes, use the Create Plane tool and Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) an edge node. For more information, see Define and adjust perspective planes in Vanishing Point.

    Photoshop Define four corner nodes
    Defining the four corner nodes with the Create Plane tool

    Photoshop Tear off a plane
    Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) an edge node to tear off a plane.

  4. Edit the image.

    Do any of the following:

  5. Export 3D information and measurements to DXF or 3DS format.

    Textures are also exported to 3DS format. For detailed information, see Export measurements, textures, and 3D information.

  6. Click OK.

    Grids can be rendered to Photoshop by choosing Render Grids To Photoshop from the Vanishing Point menu before you click OK. For detailed information, see Render grids to Photoshop.

Export measurements, textures, and 3D information

3D information (planes), textures, and measurements created in Vanishing Point can be exported to a format for use in CAD, modeling, animation, and special effects applications. Exporting to DXF creates a file with 3D information and any measurements. Exported 3DS files contain rendered textures in addition to the geometric information.

  1. Open the Vanishing Point menu and choose either Export to DXF or Export To 3DS.
  2. In the Export DXF or Export 3DS dialog box, select a location for the saved file and click Save.

About perspective planes and the grid

Before you can make edits in Vanishing Point, you define rectangular planes that line up with the perspective in an image. The accuracy of the plane determines whether any edits or adjustments are properly scaled and oriented in your image.

After you establish the four corner nodes, the perspective plane is active and displays a bounding box and a grid. You can scale, move, or reshape to fine-tune the perspective plane. You can also change the grid size so it lines up with elements in the image. Sometimes, lining up the bounding box and grid with a texture or pattern in your image helps you accurately match the image’s perspective. Adjusting the grid size can also make it easier for you to count items in the image.

Besides helping to line up the perspective planes with image elements, the grid is helpful for visualizing measurements when used with the Measure tool. An option is available to link the grid size to measurements you make with the Measure tool.

Define and adjust perspective planes in Vanishing Point

  1. In the Vanishing Point dialog box, select the Create Plane tool  and click in the preview image to add the four corner nodes.

    Try to use a rectangular object or a plane area in the image as a guide when creating the perspective plane. To help with node placement, hold down the “X” key to zoom into the preview image. As you add corner nodes, you can delete the last node if it’s not correct by pressing the Backspace key (Windows) or Delete key (Mac OS). You can also reposition a node by dragging it.

  2. Select the Edit Plane tool  and do one or more of the following:
    • To reshape the perspective plane, drag a corner node.

    • To adjust the grid, enter a value in the Grid Size text box or click the down arrow and move the slider. You can also adjust the grid size when the Create Plane tool is selected.

    • To move the plane, click inside the plane and drag.

    • To scale the plane, drag an edge node in a segment of the bounding box.

    Photoshop Increase the size of a plane
    Dragging an edge node to increase the size of a plane to accommodate your edits

    The bounding box and grid of a perspective plane is normally blue. If there’s a problem with the placement of the corner nodes, the plane is invalid, and the bounding box and grid turn either red or yellow. When your plane is invalid, move the corner nodes until the bounding box and grid are blue.

    Piezīme.

    If you have overlapping planes, Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) to cycle through the overlapping planes.

    Photoshop Overlapping planes
    Overlapping planes

After creating a plane in Vanishing Point, you can create (tear off) additional planes that share the same perspective. Once a second plane is torn off from the initial perspective plane, you can tear off additional planes from the second plane and so forth. You can tear off as many planes as you want. Although new planes tear off at 90° angles, you can adjust them to any angle. This is useful for making seamless edits between surfaces, matching the geometry of a complex scene. For example, corner cabinets in a kitchen can be part of a continuous surface. In addition to adjusting the angles of a related perspective plane, you can always resize the plane using the Edit Plane tool.

  1. Select the Create Plane tool or Edit Plane tool and Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) an edge node of an existing plane’s bounding box (not a corner node).

    The new plane is torn off at a 90° angle to the original plane.

    Piezīme.

    If a newly created plane does not properly line up with the image, select the Edit Plane tool and adjust a corner node. When you adjust one plane, a connected plane is affected. (Corner nodes are unavailable if more than two planes are connected.)

    Photoshop Tearing off multiple planes
    Tearing off multiple planes keeps the planes related to each other so your edits are scaled and oriented in the proper perspective.

  2. (Optional) Do one of the following to change the angle of the newly torn off plane:
    • With either the Edit Plane tool or Create Plane tool selected, Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) the center edge node on the side that’s opposite from the axis of rotation.

    • Enter a value in the Angle text box.

    • Move the Angle slider.

    Photoshop Changed plane angle
    Changed plane angle.

    Piezīme.

    Once you create a new (child) plane from an existing (parent) plane, you can no longer adjust the angle of the parent plane.

Bounding box and grid alerts in Vanishing Point

The bounding box and grid change colors to indicate the plane’s current condition. If your plane is invalid, move a corner node until the bounding box and grid are blue.

Blue

Indicates a valid plane. Keep in mind that a valid plane doesn’t guarantee results with the proper perspective. You must make sure that the bounding box and grid accurately line up with geometric elements or a plane area in the image.

Red

Indicates an invalid plane. Vanishing Point cannot calculate the plane’s aspect ratio.

Yellow

Indicates an invalid plane. Some vanishing points of the plane cannot be resolved.

Piezīme.

Although it’s possible to edit an invalid red or yellow plane, including tearing off perpendicular planes, the results will not be oriented properly.

Show or hide the grid, active selections, and perspective plane boundaries

  1. Choose Show Edges from the Vanishing Point menu.
    Piezīme.

    Selections temporarily show when they are resized or repositioned even if Show Edges is turned off.

Adjust the spacing of the perspective plane grid

  1. Do any of the following:
    • Select the Edit Plane  or the Create Plane  tool, and then enter a Grid Size value in the tool options area.

    • Select the Measure tool  and then select Link Measurements To Grid in the tool options area. Drag the Measure tool in a plane and enter a Length value in the tool options area.

Render grids to Photoshop

By default, the Vanishing Point grids are invisible when viewing an image in the Photoshop document window, even though the grids are preserved in the image and appear whenever you launch Vanishing Point. Grids can be rendered so when you finish working in Vanishing Point, they’re visible in the Photoshop document window. The rendered grids are raster not vector.

  1. Open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Render Grids To Photoshop.

    The Render Grids To Photoshop command must be chosen for each Vanishing Point session.

    Piezīme.

    Create a new layer for your Vanishing Point results if you plan to render the grids to Photoshop. This keeps the grids on a separate layer from the main image.

About selections in Vanishing Point

Selections can be helpful when you’re painting or retouching to correct flaws, add elements, or enhance an image. In Vanishing Point, making selections let you paint or fill specific areas in an image while honoring the perspective defined by the planes in the image. Selections can also be used to clone and move specific image content in perspective.

Using the Marquee tool in Vanishing Point, you draw a selection within a perspective plane. If you draw a selection that spans more than one plane, it wraps to conform to the perspective of each plane.

Once a selection is drawn, you can move it anywhere in the image and maintain the perspective established by the plane. If your image has multiple planes, the selection conforms to the perspective of the plane it’s moved through.

Vanishing Point also lets you clone the image pixels in a selection as it is moved in an image. In Vanishing Point, a selection containing image pixels that you can move anywhere in the image is called a floating selection. Although not on a separate layer, the pixels in a floating selection seem to be a separate layer hovering above the main image. While active, a floating selection can be moved, rotated, or scaled.

Piezīme.

When you paste an item into Vanishing Point, the pasted pixels are in a floating selection.

Clicking outside a floating selection deselects it. Once deselected, a floating selection’s content is pasted into the image, replacing the pixels that were below it. Cloning a copy of a floating selection also deselects the original.  

Photoshop Pasted item in Vanishing Point
Pasted item in Vanishing Point.

Vanishing Point has another move option for selections. You can fill the selection with pixels from the area where the pointer is moved.

Photoshop Copying selection from on plane to another
Copying a selection and moving a selection from one perspective plane to another

Make selections in Vanishing Point

  1. Select the Marquee tool.
  2. (Optional) In the tool options area, enter values for any of the following settings before making the selection:

    Feather

    Specifies how much to blur the edges of the selection.

    Opacity

    Specify this value if you plan to use the selection to move image content. This option determines how much the moved pixels obscure or reveal the image underneath.

    Heal menu

    Choose a blending mode if you plan to use a selection to move image content. This option determines how the moved pixels blend with the surrounding image:

    • Choose Off so the selection doesn’t blend with the colors, shadows, and textures of the surrounding pixels.

    • Choose Luminance to blend the selection with the lighting of the surrounding pixels.

    • Choose On to blend the selection with the color, lighting, and shading of surrounding pixels.

  3. Drag the tool in a plane. You can make a selection that spans more than one plane. Hold the Shift key to constrain the selection to a square that’s in perspective.
    Photoshop Selection spanning more than one plane
    Selection spanning more than one plane

    Piezīme.

    To select an entire plane, double-click the Marquee tool in the plane.

Move selections in Vanishing Point

  1. Make a selection in a perspective plane.
  2. Choose one of the following from the Move Mode menu to determine the behavior when you move a selection:
    • To select the area you move the selection marquee to, choose Destination.

    • To fill the selection with the image pixels in the area where you drag the Selection tool pointer to (same as Ctrl-dragging or Command-dragging a selection), choose Source.

  3. Drag the selection. Hold down the Shift key to constrain the move so it is aligned with the grid of the perspective plane.

Move, rotate and scale floating selections

  1. Do any of the following:
    • To move a floating selection, select the Marquee or Transform tool, click inside the selection and drag.

    • To rotate a floating selection, select the Transform tool and move the pointer near a node. When the pointer changes to a curved double arrow, drag to rotate the selection. You can also select the Flip option to flip the selection horizontally along the vertical axis of the plane or select the Flop option to flip the selection vertically along the horizontal axis of the plane.

    Photoshop Transform tool
    Transform tool options

    A. Move B. Rotate C. Scale 

    • To scale a floating selection, make sure that it is in a perspective plane. Select the Transform tool and move the pointer on top of a node. When the pointer changes to a straight double arrow, drag to scale the selection. Press the Shift key to constrain the aspect ratio as you scale. Press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) to scale from the center.

Fill selections with another area of an image

  1. Make a selection in a perspective plane.
  2. (Optional) Move the selection where you want it. Make sure the Move Mode is set to Destination, when you move the selection.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) the pointer from inside the selection to the image area that you want to fill the selection.

    • Choose Source from the Move Mode menu and drag the pointer from inside the selection to the image area that you want to fill the selection.

    The filled selection becomes a floating selection that you can scale, rotate, move, or clone using the Transform tool, or move or clone using the Marquee tool.

    Photoshop Drag a selection
    Ctrl-dragging (Windows) or Command-dragging (Mac OS) a selection

    A. Original selection B. Moving the selection to the source image C. The source image fills the original selection 

Copy selections in Vanishing Point

  1. Make a selection in a perspective plane.
  2. Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) the selection with the Marquee tool to create a copy of the selection and its image pixels.

    The copy becomes a floating selection, which seems to hover above the main image. You can move a floating selection, or you can select the Transform tool to scale or rotate the floating selection.

  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click outside the floating selection to deselect it. The selection’s content is pasted into the image, replacing the pixels that were below it.

    • Click in the floating selection with either the Marquee or Transform tool and Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to make another copy. Once copied, the original floating selection is deselected and replaces the pixels that were below it.

    Piezīme.

    Pressing Control+Shift+T (Windows) or Command+Shift+T (Mac OS) duplicates your last duplicating move. This is an easy way to clone content multiple times.

Paste an item into Vanishing Point

You can paste an item from the clipboard in Vanishing Point. The copied item can be from the same document or a different one. Once pasted into Vanishing Point, the item becomes a floating selection that you can scale, rotate, move or clone. When the floating selection moves into a selected plane, it conforms to the plane’s perspective.

Photoshop Paste item into Vanishing Point
Pasting an item into Vanishing Point

A. Copied pattern from a separate document B. Image with selection (to confine results) created in Photoshop before opening Vanishing Point C. Pasted pattern in Vanishing Point is moved into the plane and honors the selection 

Piezīme.

For convenience, it’s recommended that you create perspective planes in a previous Vanishing Point session.

  1. Copy an item to the clipboard. The copied item can be from the same or different document. Keep in mind that you can paste only a raster (not vector) item.
    Piezīme.

    If you’re copying type, you must first rasterize it. Right-click the text layer, and choose Rasterize. Then choose Select > All and copy to the clipboard.

  2. (Optional) Create a new layer.
  3. Choose Filter > Vanishing Point.
  4. If necessary, create one or more planes in the image.
  5. Press Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac OS) to paste the item.

    The pasted item is now a floating selection in the upper-left corner of the preview image. By default, the Marquee tool is selected.

  6. Use the Marquee tool to drag the pasted image to a plane.

    The image conforms to the perspective of the plane.

    Piezīme.

    After pasting the image in Vanishing Point, do not click anywhere in the image with the Marquee tool except to drag the pasted image to a perspective plane. Clicking anywhere else deselects the floating selection and permanently pastes the pixels into the image.

Paint with a color in Vanishing Point

  1. Select the Brush tool.
  2. Specify a brush color by doing one of the following:
    • Select the Eyedropper tool and click a color in the preview image.

    • Click the Brush Color box to open the Color Picker to select a color.

  3. In the tool options area, set the Diameter (brush size), Hardness (edge smoothness), and Opacity (the degree to which painting obscures the image below).
  4. Choose a Healing mode:
    • To paint without blending with the color, lighting, and shading of the surrounding pixels, choose Off.

    • To paint and blend the strokes with the lighting of the surrounding pixels while retaining the selected color, choose Luminance.

    • To paint and blend with the colors, lighting, and shading of the surrounding pixels, choose On.

  5. (Optional) Specify the paint application options:
    • To paint continuously, automatically conforming to the perspective from one plane to another, open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Allow Multi-Surface Operations. Turning this option off lets you paint in the perspective of one plane at a time. You need to stop and then start painting in a different plane to switch perspective.

    • To confine painting to the active plane only, open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Clip Operations To Surface Edges. Turning this option off lets you paint in perspective beyond the boundaries of the active plane.

  6. Drag in the image to paint. When painting in a plane, the brush size and shape scales and orients properly to the plane’s perspective. Shift-drag constrains the stroke to a straight line that conforms to the plane’s perspective. You can also click a point with the Brush tool and then Shift-click another point to paint a straight line in perspective.
    Piezīme.

    The Brush tool honors marquee selections and can be used to paint a hard line along the edge of the selection. For example, if you select an entire plane, you can paint a line along the perimeter of the plane.

Paint with sampled pixels in Vanishing Point

In Vanishing Point, the Stamp tool paints with sampled pixels. The cloned image is oriented to the perspective of the plane you’re painting in. The Stamp tool is useful for such tasks as blending and retouching image areas, cloning portions of a surface to “paint out” an object, or cloning an image area to duplicate an object or extend a texture or pattern.

  1. In Vanishing Point, select the Stamp tool  .
  2. In the tool options area, set the Diameter (brush size), Hardness (the amount of feathering on the brush), and Opacity (the degree that the painting obscures or reveals the image beneath it).
  3. Choose a blending mode from the Heal menu:
    • To prevent the strokes from blending with the colors, shadows, and textures of the surrounding pixels, choose Off.

    • To blend the strokes with the lighting of the surrounding pixels, choose Luminance.

    • To blend the strokes with the color, lighting, and shading of surrounding pixels, choose On.

  4. To determine the sampling behavior of the Stamp tool:
    • Select Aligned to sample pixels continuously, without losing the current sampling point even when you release the mouse button.

    • Deselect Aligned to continue using the sampled pixels from the initial sampling point each time you stop and resume painting.

  5. (Optional) Specify the paint application options:
    • To paint continuously from one plane to another, open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Allow Multi-Surface Operations.

    • To confine painting to the active plane only, open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Clip Operations To Surface Edges.

  6. Move the pointer into a plane and Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) to set the sampling point.
  7. Drag over the area of the image you want to paint. Hold the Shift key down to drag a straight line that conforms to the plane’s perspective. You can also click a point with the Stamp tool and then Shift-click another point to paint a straight line in perspective.

Measure in Vanishing Point

Users ranging from architects and interior decorators to forensic scientists and woodworkers often need to know the size of objects in an image. In Vanishing Point, the Measure tool lets you draw a measurement line over an object in a perspective plane that you know the size of. The Measure tool has an option for entering a length for the measurement. The measurement line displays two text boxes: one for the length and one showing the angle that the line was drawn relative to the perspective plane. Once the measurement and its length have been set, all subsequent measurements correctly scale to your initial measurement.

There’s an option for linking the line’s measurement length with the grid spacing of the perspective plane. For example, a measurement length of 5 causes the grid to display 5 spaces, when the link option is selected. This might be useful for visualizing sizes in the image or for counting objects in an image. When unlinked, the grid spacing can be adjusted independent of the measurement. This option is useful in such instances where you find that the grid spacing is too small and visually confusing when linked to the measurement.

The measurements you create can be rendered so they appear in the image after you close the Vanishing Point dialog box. You can also export your measurements and geometric information to formats that can be read by CAD applications.

Measure objects in an image

  1. In Vanishing Point, select the Measure tool and then click and drag over an object in a plane.

    It’s best to make your initial measurement of an object that you know the size of.

    Piezīme.

    Once you start creating a measurement from within a plane, it’s possible to continue drawing the measurement beyond the plane boundaries.

  2. With a measurement selected, enter a Length value to set its measured length.
  3. (Optional) Draw additional measurements.

    The size of these measurements are scaled to the size of your initial measurement.

  4. (Optional) Do one of the following:
    • If you want the size of the grid to be independent of the Length value you assigned to the initial measurement, make sure Link Measurements To Grid is deselected. This is the default setting.

    • If you want the size of the grid to adjust according to the Length value you assigned to the initial measurement, select Link Measurements To Grid.

    Vanishing Point measurements in an image are preserved after closing the dialog box. They appear when you launch Vanishing Point again.

Automatically drawing a measurement in Vanishing Point

The Measure tool can automatically draw the length and width measurements of a surface that’s defined by a perspective plane.

  1. Double-click the Measure tool in a perspective plane.

Move a measurement in Vanishing Point

In Vanishing Point, you can move a measurement line without changing its orientation (angle) or length.

  1. Select the Measure tool.
  2. Click anywhere along the length of an existing measurement and drag.

Change the length or orientation of a measurement

You can change the length or orientation (angle) of an existing measurement.

  1. Select the Measure tool and move it over the end point of an existing measurement line.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To change the orientation and length of a measurement, drag an end point.

    • To change the length of a measurement and constrain its angle changes to 15 degree increments, Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) an end point.

    • To change the length of a measurement without changing its orientation, Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) an end point.

    • To change the orientation of a measurement without changing its length, Shift-drag an end point.

Delete a measurement in Vanishing Point

  1. Select a measurement and press Backspace (Windows only) or Delete.

Show or hide measurements in Vanishing Point

  1. Open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Show Measurements.

Render measurements in Photoshop

The Vanishing Point measurements are invisible when viewing an image in the Photoshop document window, even though the measurements are preserved in the image and appear whenever you launch Vanishing Point. Measurements can be rendered so when you finish working in Vanishing Point, they’re visible in the Photoshop document window. The rendered measurements are raster not vector.

  1. Open the Vanishing Point menu and choose Render Measurements To Photoshop.

    The Render Measurements To Photoshop command must be chosen for each Vanishing Point session.

    Piezīme.

    Create a new layer for your Vanishing Point results if you plan to render the measurements to Photoshop. This keeps the measurements on a separate layer from the main image.

Vairāk līdzīgu šim

Adobe logotips

Pierakstieties savā kontā