Warping your textures in Photoshop
1 To illustrate my point on warping textures using Perspective Tools v2, I’ve created an example for you to see. I have a series of cubes that I want to turn into metal crates. I also have a flat, metallic texture I want to use, but the perspective doesn’t currently match my image.
2 Using Photoshop’s Pen Tool (press P for the shortcut), I need to create four Path Points on my image. I begin in the top left corner, go to the upper right corner, down to the bottom right, and then to the lower left. Bear in mind that the order you place the points matters.
3 When I’m satisfied with the placement of my Path Points, I can press the Warp button available in the Perspective Tools v2 window extension. This snaps the texture into the correct position. And because the texture was a Smart Object, the layer remains editable.