I have a PSD file with a multiline skew text and I need to know how to do the same thing from the scratch.

I am not so good at Photoshop, and the only way I know is applying skew transform to the text object. However, internal transform matrix has no rotation elements.

So the question: is it possible to skew text without using transforms?

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  • Why is a skew transformation undesired?? As far as I'm aware, that is the only option.
    – Scott
    Mar 10, 2015 at 20:14
  • I am writing PSD rendering software and I need to reproduce that effect. In general, skew transform would be fine, but internally it looks different and I suppose there is another way to achieve that.
    – Eugene
    Mar 11, 2015 at 3:50
  • 1
    What does this have to do with design then???
    – Scott
    Mar 11, 2015 at 3:54

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Go to Edit>Transform>Skew and move the point while holding Shift.

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    Hi user14975. Thank you for your answer. The question however is if it is possible without using transforms, while choosing edit > transform is definitely a transform.
    – PieBie
    Nov 26, 2019 at 8:27

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