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Free Transform

“Free Transform” lets you do basic transforms, such as resize (scale) and rotate. Also see page 34–35 for another technique using this command.

  1. Select a portion or all of the image. If you select it all, open the window wide enough that you can see the corners.
  2. From the Edit menu, choose “Free Transform.”

    The Transform bounding box appears around the edges of the image. If you can’t see the corner handles, make the window a little larger.

  3. To resize the selection proportionately (to maintain its aspect ratio), hold down the Shift key as you drag a corner handle (shown above).

    To resize in any way, just drag any handle. Side handles resize in just one direction; corner handles resize both sides at once.

  4. To rotate the selection, position the cursor a few pixels away from any corner handle (you definitely have to open your window larger for this). When the cursor changes to a curved double-arrow, press-and-drag the cursor.

    See page 86 for commit/cancel options.

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