Thumbnail manipulation?

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Is there a way to warp or tilt thumbnails?
How can i describe this better? Making a thumbnail turn a little so you see it going away from you...some kind of option to make it so that you don't have a full frontal view at the tumbnail but a little bit turned.

Possible suggestions?
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You mean something like this?

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If that's what you're after:
In photoshop open your thumbnail
Then open a new transparent canvas that's larger than your thumbnail and drag it onto a new layer on your transparent canvas.
With that layer selected, go to Edit Transform and select Perspective.

play around with that, or even possibly the Skew option until you get what you want.
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Yes exactly like that :) Thanks for your reply and the explanation, i will have a go with it.
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Hmm, i can't figure out how to make a new canvas.
Could you tell me how to make a new canvas and making it transparent?
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Click File | New

Change the size dimensions so it's a bit larger than the original (you have to make it larger because when you manipulate the image in the transform you'll need a little room to expand the left edge up or down.) Select the option for transparant. Click OK. This will create your new canvas. Add a new layer to it, so your blank canvas has 2 layers and make sure the new layer is selected in the layers panel. Then click on your thumbnail picture to make it the active Window. Then click the "Move Tool" (top right arrow) in your tool box. Hit CTRL+a to select all. This will show a selection box around your thumbnail. Left click and hold and drag it onto the blank layer on your new canvas and position it somewhere around the middle so you have some space on all four sides. Then follow the instructions above for the transform perspective.

If you need some screen captures to see what I'm doing, let me know and I'll put some together tonight.

*side note. When you save for web, you'll most likely have to save it as a png (24Bit) file. jpg's can't do the transparency and gif and png 8 will only do 256 colors. png (24) will do true color and maintain transparency.
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Thanks for the new info to work with, i'll let you know if it works out.

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