Pinch

The Pinch filter squeezes the contents of an image towards the center, or pushes it out toward its outer edges. The only control available is an Amount slider, which can be varied from 0 to 100 percent (to pinch inward) or from 0 to 100 percent (to push outward).

Figure 8.33 shows an entire image that has been pinched by 50 percent. However, if you're pinching a rectangularly shaped selection, the filter automatically blends the affected area into the surrounding image. That's because Photoshop applies the filter to the largest ellipse that will fit inside the square or rectangle. The effect is feathered into the rest of the selection, providing a smooth transition.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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