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The Non-Designer’s Photoshop Book: Essential imaging techniques for design by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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Chapter 4. Select & Transform

In Photoshop, you’ll find yourself doing two things over and over again. The first is selecting elements to modify them. Photoshop provides many different ways to select images or parts of images, and how you select an item can determine what you can do with it. The second is transforming elements. The transform commands in Photoshop—scale, rotate, skew, distort, perspective, warp, and flip—enable you to modify images in almost unlimited ways.

Experiment with selecting and cropping in this chapter. Photoshop can only undo that very last thing you did, so work on a photo you don’t care about. If you don’t save your changes to the image, you can always “Revert” to the original image from the File menu. Or, to preserve ...

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