How to make grid visible when using warp transform

New Here ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Hi all,

 

Recently got a new computer and updated to Photoshop 2020 (v21.0.2) from Photoshop 2017. I'm sure this is a very simple fix, but when I'm trying transforming a layer and hit the 'warp' button, I'm used to seeing a visible grid with handles that I can drag around -- it can make it easier for me to warp my images. When I hit the 'warp' button in this new (to me) version of PS, the grid is not visible by default, and I can't seem to find how to make the grid visible. Would love some advice! Thanks so much.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019
There is no way to create the line mesh with the original warp. I've mentioned this to Adobe, as I liked the mesh also. While I do like the new warp feature, there are a lot of things that need improving with it. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021
Click on the Grid menu in the toolbar and select "custom"  Select how many rows and columns you want to divide your image by Click OK - you should now see the mesh with the divisions you have chosen.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Hi

Look at this tutorial from Colin Smith to see how to split the mesh.

https://photoshopcafe.com/warp-an-image-in-photoshop-2020-new-feature-advanced-warping/

~ Jane

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Hello,

 

I know exactly what Mortisfilm is talking about, I have the same problem. The tutorial shows how to split the warp further, but that's not what we are looking to do. We want the original warp function with the guidlines to show & not further divide the image. Did Adobe just get rid of this primary function?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Hi!

 

With the Warp tool selected, can you take a screenshot of your options bar so we can see what you have available? 

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Michelle

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I've attached a screenshot below -- this is right after I've hit command-T to start the transformation, and then click on the 'warp' button.

 

In the previous version of PS I was using, there was a visible grid on by default. I've since been able to make the grid appear by going up to the "grid" selector in the toolbar and selecting "3x3" (or any of the other options besides "default"). I'm not a fan of this as it seems to add an extra step -- I guess what I'm now wondering is if there's a way to enable the grid to appear by default, instead of having to go up to the toolbar and select a particular grid for it to appear.

 

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Jan 02, 2020 Jan 02, 2020

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Hi Michelle thanks for responding! I've included 2 images, 1st one is with the 3X3 option on & second one is just the default grid. The 3X3 divides the images into little parts which messes up the image. The red arrows indicate where I clicked & dragged to the left. The original grid keeps the image all one piece moving together so it flows nicely. But they have taken away the grid so you can't see how to evenly warp your image (especially type).

 

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There is no way to create the line mesh with the original warp. I've mentioned this to Adobe, as I liked the mesh also. While I do like the new warp feature, there are a lot of things that need improving with it. 

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Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Thank you. 

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I have the same complaint about new warp tool. It's uncontrollable if you need geometric precision. I teach mockup tutorials (Mockup Academy on Skillshare) and I need to update my classes to cover the new warp tool, but I can't figure out how to wrap a grid around a conical shape like this glass. Adobe, please do a tutorial on how to do this so I can teach it to my students. The previous warp tool needed improvement but in my opinion all it needed was more grid lines and the ability to change the degree of warp within the shape (for example the curve needs to be tighter on the edges of this glass to look realistic). 

Glass with grid.jpeg

 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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Hey guys! I totally understand your problem, I had also the same issue! It was a useful grid when you want to make a mockup on a cylinder object.

I found a solution for it!

After when you select the warp tool, on the to bar choose the bulge warp and then you can select a grid. You just need to refine the premade warp and it is done!ScreenShot_20201120184538.pngScreenShot_20201120184525.png

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Click on the Grid menu in the toolbar and select "custom" 

Select how many rows and columns you want to divide your image by

Click OK - you should now see the mesh with the divisions you have chosen.

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