I need to exactly align maps of the same area. Because they come from different sources, they need to be scaled / slightly rotated / skewed to match the features. I can do it manually, but my work could be sped up if there was a way to simply select 3 "source" points on one image (e.g. corners of some streets), then, on a second image, select the corresponding 3 "target" points, and have PS automatically transform the first image to align with the second. Is there a way or a tool (plugin, perhaps) to do this?
I made an extension for Photoshop called "Perspective Tools v2" (paid) that helps with different perspective-related challenges and here's how I'd this task using it. It's not a 1-click solution and will require 4 points, not 3, but I think it's accurate and faster than doing this manually.
Let's say I want to move "East 42nd St" sign to the place of "Madison Ave" effectively changing its perspective. First I create a path with 4 points, describing a part of the image that I want to extract: