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    Default Free Transform/Perspective in PS and AI SUCK

    This is so goddamn frustrating.

    I hate the way Free Transform and perspective work/do not work in both PS and AI.
    The interface is awkward and clunky. It takes a million operations to do what I want. Which is put some goddamn text on a mfing building in realistic perspective, imagine that.
    Why can't I just drag the corners and have it affect the image in a predictable and intuitive way, like in Corel Draw?

    Since that sucks, good thing I can put a symbol on an extruded 3D object in AI, and at least get realistic perspective out of it. Oh wait... except now I have to rotate my 3D object on 3 axes and add perspective by some arbtrary measure of 'degrees'... all adjustments affecting one another in completely unpredictable ways, so it's even more fucking impossible to model an object that matches the perspective in my photo, without a million ridiculous tweaks and a good measure of luck. Basically, the interface is completely useless.

    I'm not asking for advice, I am just stating that I hate this, and it sucks.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    This is so goddamn frustrating.

    I hate the way Free Transform and perspective work/do not work in both PS and AI.
    The interface is awkward and clunky. It takes a million operations to do what I want. Which is put some goddamn text on a mfing building in realistic perspective, imagine that.
    Why can't I just drag the corners and have it affect the image in a predictable and intuitive way, like in Corel Draw?
    i totally fucking agree with this.

    there were a few things that were so much better about corel that you would think adobe would have picked up on them by now.

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    I understand your pain. They both suck so bad for this.

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    ...and why the hell, in PS, can I only drag the corners of the meaningless bounding box, and not the object itself, with the Free Transform 'tool'?
    This is such bullshit.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    it could always be worse.

    the spin doctors could be stuck in your stereo playing at top volume.

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    "We Built This City on Rock & Roll" stuck on endless repeat...

    While I'm at it, Envelope Distort is a bunch of poopoo as well
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    you're gonna burn in hell for getting that stuck in my head tonight.

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    Don't use Free Transform. Use Object:Envelope Distort:Make with Mesh.

    Problem solved.

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    Weird, I have PS open right now. It seems to be doing all of the things you say it doesn't.

    Like, I have an object selected and in free transform. i am moving that object all over. Anywhere i want to move it.

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    Of course it is really easy to do things I would never in a million years want to do, like skew an object symmetrically around a midpoint. woo hoo.

    I'm going to start sending hate mail to Seetharaman Narayanan, or whatever his fricken name is... him and his whole gaddamn crew, whose names I have to read while I wait for the program to open.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

    www.crosshairchicago.com

    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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