Ready for part two?
FYI: If you don't want to color the puppet, you can use any element that has limbs or extensions.
Make sure what you are using is on an independent layer with no background.
To reshape or change the pose on your subject, first watch this tutorial on Puppet Warp by Russell Brown.
Russell Brown is on the Adobe Photoshop team. He is brilliant and funny.
And...in many cases his tutorials show you how to think WAY OUTSIDE the box.
This Puppet Warp tut is just the basics of the tool. Google his name to find other tutorials.
Here's the link: http://www.photoshop.com/tutorials/6382
And here are the important things to remember:
1. Edit/Puppet Warp to get the tool.
2. Choose Density from the option bar to select More Points
3. Click inside the mesh to add pins (control points)
4. Click on a pin to select it. Selected pin is highlighted AND has a black dot in the middle.
5. Alt click deletes pins.
6. Choose the Rotate option in the menu bar for Auto or Fixed
7. Hold the ALT key and hover with your mouse around a pin to get the Rotate circle.
8. Choose the Pin Depth option in the menu bar to move the pin to the front/back
9. Press Return key or click the big check mark in the upper right corner to commit your work.
Here's my little puppet in his new position
The best part of the Puppet Warp is playing around with all the options. Remember to save the original so you can play again and again.
Try it on some elements in your stash too!