My name is David and I am having some trouble with a rather difficult distort, it may not even be possible but I thought that if anyone could help me it would be you, the wonderful people of Adobe forums.
Basically I am trying to warp a pattern about it's centre point, in a radial manor (the pattern file is obviously square in photoshop). If you imagine the pattern on a planar surface, the warp that I am trying to achieve is as if one were to grab the central point of the surface and pull it directly away from the face - see image below for visual aid...
I'm trying to achieve a pattern that is a flat file, but looks like you are looking directly at the end of a pointy end of a cone that used to be a flat surface with the pattern on it.
I've attached a link to a pattern file here - http://tinypic.com/r/2iu5mo0/6
I know this is a bit of an obscure warp but I would be very grateful if one of you gurus of photoshop could help me out! If you have any questions please just shout!
edit - Sorry I should probably mention I'm running CS5.5 on Windows 7.
The image is a very large one and I have tried the puppet tool, it's just not accurate enough and will take ages (not only because of the reduced performance of a very large image) but just to get it anywhere near what I want. Unless I am missing something, which is very possible!
I will potentially have access to CS6 very soon, would the 3D tool mentioned above work?
Good news! I've got the trial of CS6 and the 3D cone idea had worked, I just need to export the end view out as an image, same quality, no 3D shaing or otherwise. I have searched google for an export 3D to flattened 2d image but can't find any, would anyone here be able to help? I'm not so keen on rendering out directly from 3D as the lighting won't be the same and it's very imortant for me to maintain the exact pattern colours etc, only affecting the change in shape.
Thanks for all your help!
It’s irrelevant if you finish your project while using the 30-day-trial but keep in mind that you may not be able to edit the 3D Layer later on if you purchase Photoshop CS6 Standard and not Extended.