4.8. Perspectiva

Figura 14.131. 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.

[Nota] Nota

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. Activating the Tool

You can access the Perspective tool in different ways:

  • From the image menu bar Tools/ Transform Tools Perspective,

  • By clicking the tool icon: in Toolbox,

  • By using the Shift+P key combination.

4.8.2. Opcions

Figura 14.132. Perspective tool options

Perspective tool options

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Transform; Interpolation; Direction; Clipping; Preview; Guides
[Nota] Nota

These options are described in Transform tools common options.

4.8.3. The information window for perspective transformation

Figura 14.133. The information window of the Perspective tool

The information window of the Perspective tool


The information window shows a mathematical representation of the perspective transformation. You can find more information about transformation matrices on Wikipedia.