In this tutorial, we’re going to talk about how to use the Puppet Warp in Photoshop.
Puppet Warp can be very useful for many distortions, such as shaping hair and repositioning body parts. The distortions that you make are controlled by dragging pins on a mesh that is overlayed on top of your image.
In this video, you’re going to learn how the Puppet Warp works in Photoshop, and how you can take advantage of all the options available in this tool.
Puppet Warp Options
These are the different settings that you can adjust for the Puppet Warp in the Options Bar.
- Mode: Determines the stretchiness of the mesh.
- Density: Determines the spacing of mesh points. Having fewer points gives you less precise control. While having more points increases precision but requires more processing time.
- Expansion: Expands or contracts the edge of the mesh.
- Show Mesh: Deselect to show only adjustment pins, making your adjustments easier to see.
Puppet Warp in Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
These are the Photoshop keyboard shortcuts that are available to you while in the Puppet Warp.
- Ctrl A (Mac: Command A) – Select all pins.
- Ctrl D (Mac: Command D) – Deselect all pins.
- Shift-Click on pins to select multiple pins.
- Hold down the H key to hide pins. Release to bring back the pins.
- Alt-Click (Mac: Option-Click) on Pin to Delete it.
- Hold Alt (Mac: Option) near to, but not over a pin to reveal a circle that allows you to rotate the pin.
- Press the Esc key to cancel distortions.