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How to fit a floating selection to a path

Dec 10, 2013, 18:13
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How to fit a floating selection to a path
I want to stretch the content of a floating selection to fulfill a path completely. For example, in the image below, how to automatically scale/distort/stretch etc... all pixels inside yellow antline to make it fit to the circle path outside.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JiRWB...520fit.jpg
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Dec 10, 2013, 19:24 (This post was last modified: Dec 10, 2013 19:27 by rich2005.)
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RE: How to fit a floating selection to a path
edit, I am assuming that you do not want a simple resize of the floating selection using the resize tool.

Maybe the cage tool, but you will have to make the floating selection into a layer.
Put the little graphic layer to the image size. Layer menu -> layer to image size.
Click around the graphic to make the cage nodes.
Drag the nodes around to fill the area of the circle
Path to selection -> invert selection and then crop.

something like this http://i.imgur.com/q8zQRBh.jpg

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Dec 10, 2013, 20:08 (This post was last modified: Dec 10, 2013 20:34 by gfcom.)
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RE: How to fit a floating selection to a path
Thank you, rich2005.

Yeah, I know there are more than one method to do this manually, Cage Transform Tool, Perspective Tool etc, all need to drag back and forth without high precision. I also know the way to use a custom Pattern or Brush to fill.

But I think it must have a method to do this automatically in some sophisticated works. For example, I have a layer containing a mango and now I want to fill the mango with a picture of my family, keeping all the 3D, lighting effects of the mango and whole content of the family picture automatically stretch to fit the mango. Oh no, just imagine to do this by hand with paint and transform tools...
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