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Pasting into a perspective grid

Explorer ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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Hi everyone,
Can somebody please show me some mercy with the infernal tool of pasting in a perspective grid? I've watched tutorials, read posts, use Photoshop every day and have around 3 decades of experience of usage, but I still can't get this to work.

First off, I'm using Ventura 13.0.1 and the Mac is less than a year old, and I'm on the latest version of Photoshop, so everything should be ok on that front.

The project is to have perspective type and graphics running above a car illustration in perspective to give a sense of movement. I'm going to attach screenshots, I hope they appear in order.
The graphic is a combination of type and a drawn graphic which have been merged into one rasterised layer. You can see it at the top of the image.
Another image shows the layers in the palette.

I copy the image using a marquee, go into perspective mode. A further image shows the grid. The pasted area is empty. I select the entire layer, paste it, and it does appear in the top left corner. I slide the graphic into the perspective area, and it fills the whole grid destroying it, as you can see in the final image.
I have to keep the pasted item active or I can't access the scale tool.

The next problem is the scaling tool doesn't work either. I can't alter the size in any way to reproportion it, except from the side to squash it or stretch it. Or I cam move the perspective area around or rotate it, but I can't fix it. Altering the depth or density of the grid has no effect. I can't get the graphic to slide onto the grid even approximating its correct proportions.
What am I doing wrong?
Thank you in anticipation. 

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Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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Hi Steve,

When you say "perspective mode", are you talking about the vanishing point filter? (I know only a perspective mode in Photoshop and it's in the transform>perpective wrap function, which is completely different. But something may have slipped my brain...
I assume it's the former, but just to check out (and sorry if it's translation issue 🙂 )

I just did a quick test alongside the help files (as I don't use this filter very often) and it works as intended, although a bit fiddly to understand (and I think the help files aren't up to date.)

 

Can you confirm which tool/filter you are using?

If possible with a screenshot of the entire window containing Photoshop so we can see what's going on...

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Dec 19, 2022 Dec 19, 2022

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You are doing everything correctly. It's not the friendliest of tools. You need to resize the graphic in the grid. There is a tool - looks like a square with a bunch of points on it - use that to resize and then you can move the graphic around in the grid to place it. You are so close!


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