Text in Smart Object cut off when warping

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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I have seen some similar, older questions on this, but none with a solution/answer so far.

 

When creating a Smart Object from a Text layer, and then using Perspective Warp on that Smart Object, the text appears to cut off at a consistent boundary. (If rotating the Smart Object before the transform, this boundary also rotates.)

 

Adding another layer in the Smart Object - a shape, for instance - resolves this issue,

but once I set that shape's opacity to zero or turn the layer off the issue resumes.

 

Increasing canvas size of the Smart Object (via Crop tool) also does not resolve the issue.

 

It does not happen with other layers following similar steps, but DOES happen with a smart object that only contains a rectangle wider than it is tall.

 

To attempt to reproduce:

  • Create Text Layer
  • Convert to Smart Object
  • Perspective Warp the Smart Object's top left corner up and inward a bit (see images).

 

I'm not sure how to affect or remove that boundary, or if I have missed some step or steps with this approach, or the whole idea is incorrect on my part.

 

Some example images showing the issue:

Smart object contents:

Screen Shot 2022-07-21 at 1.24.01 PM.png

Text hitting boundaries top left, bottom right (center lines are text's top/bottom before perspective warp)

Screen Shot 2022-07-21 at 1.15.14 PM.png

No boundaries hit by shape layer

Screen Shot 2022-07-21 at 1.14.59 PM.png

 

What I am ultimately trying to achieve:

Is to have a text layer inside the smart object with the text horizontal, and then be able to duplicate this smart object (linked) and warp/transform/etc the smart object into place in various locations within a single file.

 

Any guidance on this is appreciated!

 

 

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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I guess this function is not meant for text manipulation. Have you tried using Free Transform to achieve what you want?

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Hey Bojan, thank you for the suggestion.

With Free Transform, the results are a bit blurred, but I may be able to make this work for what I need in final output to be.

Screen Shot 2022-07-22 at 1.34.06 PM.png

 

Interestingly, the initial issue persists even if I rasterize the text, and also for rectangles that are significantly longer than they are high.

So if I draw a shape over the same area as the text, then convert that shape to a Smart Object and Perspective Warp it, I see the same clipping along some boundary.

But I don't if the rectangle is larger/closer to square - it could be the behavior is the same and I just don't see it due to the ratio.

 

My suspicion is that this has something to do with the underlying canvas or boundary of the smart object, but I admit I simply do not know enough about it. 

 

But, again, thank you for the suggestion to use Free Transform. 

Cheers

 

 

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Jul 23, 2022 Jul 23, 2022

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It depends on the Smart Object's content, but if something is being cut off, you could try double clicking to open in a new window for editing, and adding canvas size (Ctrl Alt C).

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