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Alvin Down
How to mirror half an object to make it complete?
on Oct 25, 2014 at 7:45:08 am

Hello,

I'm drawing a bow using the pen tool, but I'm trying to make it so that both halves of the bow are identical so that it doesn't look out of place.

Here's my unfinished bow http://puu.sh/cpHaF/56cfa77a9a.png

Is there anyway to complete it by using the same half?

thank you.


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Herbert van der wegen
Re: How to mirror half an object to make it complete?
on Oct 28, 2014 at 4:55:32 am

One method would be to convert that half to a smart object, and duplicate the smart object. Then flip horizontally, and rotate -90 degrees.

Any change you make in either one (by editing the smart object) is reflected in the other half.

Unfortunately, Photoshop's smart objects cannot be edited in place (they open in a new window), nor do they update in realtime. So for this type of work it is rather inconvenient.

Photoline's virtual layers are far more efficient: the original source layer can be edited in place, and changes do update all the clones in real-time.

You will have to live with Photoshop's limitations in this case.

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