The Ultimate Photoshop Resource

How to combine layers in Perspective using Photoshop with Vanishing Point.

Vanishing Point is a great tool in Photoshop for working in perspective without having to figure out any of the angles yourself. When you use Vanishing point, this 2 minute tip will help you work in separate layers and have lots more control than normal.


I hope you enjoyed this quick Photoshop tip and that you find it useful for all your perspective work in the future.

Don’t worry, I haven’t stopped doing the written tutorials, I’m just a little behind and will up date all the tutorials to have written directions as well as video.

Don’t forget to subscribe to PhotoshopCAFE for free tutorials each week.


Thanks for checking it out!

Great to see you here at the CAFE


PS, remember: “Create, Don’t Steal”





35 responses to “How to combine layers in Perspective using Photoshop with Vanishing Point.”

  1. I’ve heard of Vanishing Point and remember seeing a video about it somewhere, but have never used it. You make it look easy and its time for me to give it a try. Thanks Colin.

  2. Hello
    Appreciate your tips in PS However while ding this exercise I could not paste into the perspective layer either from the vanishing filter page or the regular layer. My layer was rasterised text. I have looked through a few forums and it seems to be a problem maybe you have an answer.

    • rasterize text, or make smart object > copy > make new layer and choose as active layer> Go into vanishing point and paste

  3. Hello Colin I really like this tutorial about vanishing point..
    That is an Awesome tool that I was not aware of …Distorting Image just don’t cut it.
    Many Thanks I will have many use for this..

  4. I use layers extensively, but I have never used the specific vanishing point tools! Thank you for turning me on to this. I appreciate your knowledge and your willingness to share it.

  5. Excellent, Colin!!!
    I love it!!! It Is simplistic but extremely effective!!! I normally use the perspective way from illustrator. But never did the vanishing point from PS.
    Thanks, once again. Keep up the great and fun work.

  6. Great tip Colin – thank you! In my real estate photography I sometimes copy one of my photos to a TV screen that has bad reflections in my photo. I typically do this using edit/distort, but this appears to be a better way. No, I didn’t know about using a separate layer. 🙂

  7. Great tip! I was not aware of the simplicity of adding the prospective layer. I will be using this for sure!
    Thanx a bunch!

  8. Never worked with Vanishing Point but I eagerly await each tutorial. I save them and frequently refer back to them. You have taught me more about Photoshop and Lightroom than a library of books. Kudos to you Colin.

  9. Hi Colin,
    From AusLand……….. I really look forward to ur tut’s, they have sooooooooo much info and I use them in my day to day working of Photoshop CS6. Keep ’em coming cobber, your doing a marvelous service…

  10. I’m also having trouble pasting a graphic (rasterized text) into vanishing point. I ccopied the graphic to the clipboard, created a new layer, opened vanishing point and created a grid and then used Control+V to paste the graphic. The grid becomes a box with the same outline but no interior lines, nothing shows up in the top corner of the document and nothing shows up on or above my working layer. Can you help please?

  11. I’ve tried this about 20 times and it still does not work. I don’t know why. I’ve followed your instructions implicitly and it doesn’t work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Access The Photoshop Vault

Unlock dozens of valuable Photoshop resources for FREE

The Ultimate

Photoshop Resource