Adobe originally called this feature Quilt Warp; now it’s Warp Enhancements. Whatever its most recent designation—it’s actually Edit > Transform > Warp, by the way—Deke has been requesting it for years. In this video, Deke shows how this extraordinary feature compares to Liquify and Adaptive Wide Angle, and how it fits into the giant jigsaw puzzle that is Photoshop 2020.
- [Instructor] Now I'll introduce you to what is by far my favorite new feature in this software. It's a feature that I've been requesting for nearly the last 20 years. I even went so far a few years ago as to submit a drawing of what I thought the interface should look like. Turns out that's exactly what it does look like, so I'm happy. And it's a precision distortion system that Adobe for now is calling Quilt Warp. Now in another program it might go by the name Envelope Warp or Mesh, as in gradient mesh inside Adobe Illustrator. And so how it works is that you lay down a grid of points that are meeting in rows and columns. And then you drag the points, as well as their control handles, around in order to precisely distort the image. And in the end you end up with a less-distorted image that better matches the scene you were trying to capture in the first place. Now, in case you're wondering where it fits inside the grand Photoshop ecosystem, think in terms of Liquify, which allows you to brush in distortions. You do have a grid in the form of a mesh, but the grid associated with that mesh does not have specific increments and you cannot drag around the points. Which makes it great for freeform distortions such as when trying to adjust faces and people, so portrait shots in general. We have other distortion filters, such as Adaptive Wide Angle, which although it's a little long in the tooth these days, can be good for correcting panoramas. And then we have Quilt Warp, which offers precision, point-by-point distortions. And you can establish as many rows and columns as you like. Now one of the big differences between Quilt Warp and the others is that Liquify, for example, and Adaptive Wide Angle and the other day-to-day distortions, are located in the Filter menu. Whereas Quilt Warp is an actual style of transformation. And I'll show you exactly how that works in the very next movie.
- The Object Selection tool’s Rectangular and Lasso mode
- Quilt Warp, also known as Warp Enhancements
- Erase when using the Brush tool
- The new Gradients and Patterns panels
- Drag and drop nearly 400 new custom shapes
- Linked Smart Objects and layer comps
- Zoom to the contents of one or more layers
- Enhanced Content-Aware Fill
- Cloud Documents and the PSDC format
- Photoshop for the iPad