4.8.  Perspective

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Figure 13.113.  Perspective tool

Perspective tool

The Perspective Tool is used to change the “perspective” of the active layer content, of a selection content or of a path. When you click on the image, according to the Preview type you have selected, a rectangular frame or a grid pops up around the selection (or around the whole layer if there is no selection), with a handle on each of the four corners. By moving these handles by click-and-drag, you can modify the perspective. At the same time, a “Transformation information” pops up, which lets you valid the transformation. At the center of the element, a circle lets you move the element by click-and-drag.

[Note] Note

This tool is not actually a perspective tool, as it doesn't impose perspective rules. It is better described as a distort tool.

4.8.1.  Activate the Tool

You can get to the Perspective tool in several ways :

  • In the the image-menu through: Tools/ Transform Tools/Perspective ,

  • By clicking the tool icon: in Toolbox,

  • or by using the Shift+P key combination.

4.8.2.  Options

Figure 13.114.  Perspective” tool options

Perspective tool options


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

Transform; Interpolation; Direction; Clipping; Preview
[Note] Note

These options are described in Transform tools common options.

4.8.3.  The Information window for perspective transformation

Figure 13.115.  The dialog window of the “Perspective” tool

The dialog window of the Perspective tool


You can get a small knowledge about matrices in the Section 6.2, “ Convolution Matrix.