4.6. Perspective Tool

The Perspective Tool is used to change the perspective of layers.

Activate Tool

  • The Perspective Tool can be called in the following order, from the image-menu: Tools/ Transform Tools/Perspective .

  • The Tool can also be called by clicking the tool icon:

Key modifiers (Defaults)

Shortcut

The Shift-p key combination will change the active tool to Perspective.

Options

Overview

The available tool options for the Perspective Tool can be accessed by double clicking the Perspective Tool icon.

Affect

The transformation can affect the Layer, the Selection, and the Path differently. These three buttons associate the remainder of the options to one of those three elements.

Transform Direction

Forward (Traditional): Performs transformation according to the direction of grid lines: if grid is bent 10° to the left then the image will be bent 10° to the left too.

Backward (Corrective): Performs transformation in the reverse direction of grid lines: if grid is bent 10° to the left then the image will be bent 10° to the right and so will be set upright. This option is used to correct perspective deformations. You bend grid lines to align them on the image lines that you want straighten up then you click Transform in the Info Window. You can have to clip the image after this transformation.

Interpolation

The Interpolation drop-down list allows you to choose the quality of the transformation. For more information about the different methods that can be employed, see the glossary entry Interpolation.

Clip Result

This option will clip the rotated layer to the original layer size.

Grid Options

The three available grid options are used to change thevisual display of the rotation grid.

Don't Show Grid will display only the outline of the rotation rectangle.

Number of Grid Lines will allow control over the total number of displayed grid lines. Use the Density slider to set the number of grid lines.

Grid Line Spacing allows control overthe distance between the grid lines. Use the Density slider to set the distance.