I'm a Photoshop newbie, and I was wondering how or IF I could adjust the starting orientation of the free transform-"box" (Ctrl+t) in Photoshop?
I'm not good with words, so I'll try my best to explain it using a simple example.
The local orientation of the blue rectangle I wanna transform is shown in red and green "axes." and the orientation of the free-tranform-handles, is shown in purple and blue "axes."
I wanna adjust these axes so they're parallel to each other like in the 3rd pic BEFORE the free-transform takes effect. (hopefully I can also scale it to fit the blue-rect as in the 4th pic) The result is that now I can transform the blue-rectangle along its axes - like in the 5th pic, where I have scaled its width after aligning the axes - instead of like in the 2nd pic where the blue-rect has been distorted.