I'd like to increase the rectangle width (not the width of the selected fragment). Is it possible to rotate the 'Transform Control' frame CCW a bit (keeping the fragment untouched) before resizing? If no, how to do such things efficiently?

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Obviously I can rotate the fragment CW, increase the width then rotate it back (CCW). But I'll never fit the border pixels perfectly this way.

UPD I tried to convert the fragment layer into a smart object but don't get how it helps.

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  • I don't think there is any method to force the bounding box to pixel edges after something has been rotated. The bounding box generally only conforms to edges of vector shapes.
    – Scott
    Oct 19 at 22:06
  • Does this answer your question? Photoshop: align transform box with an selection area
    – Wolff
    Oct 19 at 23:05
  • @Wolff, well my question is a bit wider as I suggest at least 1 solution (I don't like it though). If it's impossible in PS, what technique is the most suitable then?
    – Shtole
    Oct 20 at 0:11
  • As I mention in my answer to the other question: use smart objects! Or place, scale and stretch your images in a vector application like Illustrator or InDesign. Both add another layer of complexity as you need to "enter" images and edit them separately from where you put them together. I can't really see another way. You can't have both the ability to rotate and edit pixel layers and at the same time expect Photoshop to somehow remember or guess every layer's initial rotation and scale.
    – Wolff
    Oct 20 at 0:50
  • @Wolff Sorry, I'm still not getting how converting to a smart object helps. I've converted but it looks exactly the same. Just in case: the fragment is a part of a texture (from the hidden background layer), I want its left side be the same to avoid appearing a visible 'border' after resizing.
    – Shtole
    Oct 20 at 5:05

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