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Help: Puppet Warp pins move the entire layer

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I'm in the current Photoshop build in Windows 10. I have an image on a separate non-background layer. When I go into Puppet Warp mode and apply one or more pins and try to move them, it just moves the entire image on the layer without doing any actual point warping. I've watched several tutorial videos, and it seems like I'm doing everything they're doing. I feel like I must be missing something simple and obvious though.

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Are you "pinning" down the pixels / areas that you don't want to move? You said when you apply one or more... you need pin down the parts you want to stay in place and move the pin for the area you want to move. Can you post a screenshot with you pins?

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Help: Puppet Warp pins move the entire layer

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I'm in the current Photoshop build in Windows 10. I have an image on a separate non-background layer. When I go into Puppet Warp mode and apply one or more pins and try to move them, it just moves the entire image on the layer without doing any actual point warping. I've watched several tutorial videos, and it seems like I'm doing everything they're doing. I feel like I must be missing something simple and obvious though.

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Are you "pinning" down the pixels / areas that you don't want to move? You said when you apply one or more... you need pin down the parts you want to stay in place and move the pin for the area you want to move. Can you post a screenshot with you pins?

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Are you "pinning" down the pixels / areas that you don't want to move? You said when you apply one or more... you need pin down the parts you want to stay in place and move the pin for the area you want to move. Can you post a screenshot with you pins?

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Hi

In addition to what Melissa said,

  • Did you make a Smart Object first?
  • Does the image on the non-background layer have transparency?
  • If you only put one pin down, it will affect the entire image. As Melissa said, add more pins.

Here is the Help page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/warp-images-shapes-paths.html

 

~ Jane

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Thanks for the quick replies, y'all!
I had put down multiple pins before, but I now realize I didn't really understand them and wasn't using them correctly. I tried again and put down pins first thinking, "Okay, these are the points to anchor what I want to stay in place", and then I put down an anchor on the spot I wanted to warp, and it totally worked. I now realize that this is what was happening in the videos I watched, I just didn't understand the importance of the anchor points and warp points combo.

(I did not make it a smart object first, but it doesn't seem like that is necessary? I mean, if I wanted to make sure I had an un-warped source, I could do that, but if I don't care about that, seems like it's not needed?)

Thanks again for the help!

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Hi

If you don't make a SO, then once you exit Puppet Warp, you are done. If you make a SO first, then you can make edits to the Puppet Warp even after saving, closing, and reopening. A SO makes it non-destructive editing, which is alway a goal. You don't have to make a SO, but we would be remiss to not tell you this!

 

I'm glad it's working for you now!

 

~ Jane

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Oh, excellent points. I will incorporate that into my workflow now! Thanks, Jane!

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You're welcome, Chris, happy to help! 😊

~ Jane

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