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Liquify Filter

Lesson 9 from: Adobe Photoshop Deep Dive: Creative Cloud

Lesa Snider

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9. Liquify Filter

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Liquify Filter

Ok so now let's talk about liquefy liquefy also is able to work with smart filters now so that also gives us the ability to run it non destructively on all kinds of fun things like text layers we're going to that tomorrow make you tune into the fields your class for that but let's go ahead and open up image I and I'll have my little timeline down here this is a fabulous shot that I also got from john in kim corner cello this is not the original I'll turn on the original and then I'll turn off this one I just want you to watch down here this area very very strange I don't know what the heck happened what is going on with that hears it before there's after I don't know what the heck that is but it shouldn't be there and the liquefy filter is great for doing a little quality nipping and tucking well in cc the liquefy filter works on smart filters are on smart objects he can rent it non destructively not only can you run a non destructively but you can double click that filter in your laye...

rs panel to pop it back open and then continued to find him. You also get your blending options for liquefy here so you can affect the way the filters blend modes interact with other layers that are in your layers panel and also you can dial back capacity of those changes for this particular when we wouldn't want to dial back the opacity because then we get this outline of whatever the heck that is I refused to believe that that's really in any way so I live photo shop so much but other improvements in the liquefy filter is that it two takes advantage of open seal so it taps into your video cards extra processing power so it runs a hell of a lot faster I mean up to sixteen times fast stir especially on really big honking files so that's wonderful you also now get the ability to use liquefy on all kinds of layers not destructively like I said a moment ago text but what about video now you can use liquefy on video because it works on smart objects so it may not seem like that big of a deal that oh yeah you know four filters are now available torre get smart filters that really opens up the home of the realm of possibilities especially in video so just bear that in mind but let's take a look at how to use this. We've also got another new tool in the liquefied dialog box that will look at in just a second that makes your digital nipping and tucking with look a bit more realistic ok, so we're going toe activate the layer or layers and then tried it to the filter menu and she's convert for smart filters and then trot back it to the filter menu and choose liquefy liquefy lives root level in the filter many also has a keyboard shortcut right here let's go ahead and give it a click it's funny I love the top half this picture with that part right there no and I would only do this on my own photos is if I did that us this on anybody else's I would get no end of grief so I can do it on me no problem ok, so what we're going to do here is we're going to push the alien skin here into the arm a little bit but we want to do it in a way where it's not going to mess up the pattern on the shirt down here so the first thing we're going to do is freeze the area that we don't want to mess with and we can do that by going into advanced to mow so you want to give this old check box a click on the right hand side and you're going to get a slew more controls so don't let that three if you go into this filtering you're like hey where's all that stuff she was shown this go ahead and turn on dance mode right here and turn it on and leave it on that way it's always on when you access this filter now if we come over here to the liquefies tools panel and all these filters really are like little apple it's that air running inside of photos show their self contained that little entities that's why they have their own set of tools so let's zoom in the freeze tool is this guy right here? And if you point your mouse that any of these icons and just let it be still for a second, take your hand off of it, then if you have not turned tool tips off in your preferences and it's unlikely that you have, then the program's going to come up and tell you what the heck that is. So if you forget which icon it is, just point your mouse down here towards the bottom and you'll find it so we're going to go and give it a click to activate it now. It's coming on here all seem a little bit use my space bar to move over in the image so let's paint this area right here to protect it so that it doesn't move as you paint, you get a nice little red overlay, so I'm just protecting this area because I don't want the pattern of that shirt to get squished and stretched her walkie job, because that would be a telltale sign that some little digital nipping and tucking had occurred, and you don't want that. You can change your breast size with the keyboard shortcut is the right bracket key goes up in size the left bracket k goes down in size so if you're working on a really tiny area that needs to be frozen, then you could go way down in size. Now. The next thing I'm going to do is come up here to the very top of the liquefied dialog boxes tools panel and give that forward work tool a click it's, the one that's automatically activated when you first enter the filter. But it's this guy right here and it looks like a little finger that's poking into a surface and that's really what this tool does, it allows you to push pixels where you want them, which is going to work out really, really great for this image. So now let's come down here and you can make brush a little bit bigger and I'm just gonna click and drag inward until I make it look as real as I can now don't go too far because that would be weird, but she can step backer and inside of this filter, which is nice and it won't win do everything that you've done this the last action, so commander control z takes us back to that last little push that I did, I'm gonna go down and brush sizes to illustrate a point so I could keep coming up here and just tweaking, tweaking, tweaking but it's hard to make that area looks smooth shall I go down there? Burst eyes a little bit more so let's say this is what I ended up with let's say I try and try and try, but I can't get that line toe look natural well that's where the new smooth tool cans in what it does is it smooth your re touches just enough basically it's it's like revealing a list, bringing back a little bit of the original image it's not undoing all of it but it's bringing back just a little bit of it so that it gives the appearance of smoothing out that edge that you've pushed and pulled around with liquefy so the smooth tool is new in cc and it's this guy right here third one so you can see it so icon is giving me a paintbrush and it's smoothing out the edges of where you've retouched to make it look more realistic, don't confuse it with this tool directly above it, which has been in liquefy for several versions. Now this is a reconstruction this will bring back the original image full for you paint over so smooth is like a way low opacity or way low strength of the reconstruct will basically so let's give this news tula click keyboard shortcut is e and we'll zoom back out and now when we come down here and pain across that area see how it brought a little bit of the original image back but it just smoothed out that mesh so a mash and liquid by is the grid that photo shop is putting on top of your image to kind of control how you're moving the pixels around telling a spatial grid and so that meesh is being smoothed ever so slightly as you paint across it now if we can't pay any across that eventually we would be back to the original image and we don't want that but it's much more subtle then the reconstruct tool and it's a really nice thing teo make the re touches look a little bit more natural so when you finished pushing the pixels in a place, grab the smooth tool and just do a light brush across them and that will smooth out that mesh and hopefully make it look a little bit more realistic so of course while we're in here, we could do all kinds of things and I've always been bothered by how little my teeth are kind of gives me a little bit crazy so we could come over here get really insane and we could zoom in and we could freeze my lips so that I don't mess up though speaking of my lips are too small to so really with infinite time in a nice bottle of multiple tianna tabriz so I could become the person that I've always wanted to be in pictures so we freeze an area which is really great because it keeps it from moving now we could grab our little forward work tool, go down and brush size with the keyboard shortcut and I could you know, make my teeth a little bit bigger and all kinds of amazing things be the person you've always wanted to be digitally here in photo shops sisi this is good stuff in it you start doing this stuff on pictures of your friends and family and you will become their favorite photographers they won't know why you'll know why case let's call that good and again described a snooze tool and all it's doing is smoothing out that manage that photo shop is making behind the scenes you could turn it on by choosing show mash sexist ingrid overlay and you can actually see if I turn off the image see where the grid is being worked and pulled and push so let's here's the smooth tool while that grid is on, I'll go down and brush size here and zoom in so you can see it a little bit better scoot over so you can see exactly where I've painted well as I use a smooth you'll see how to smooth it out you know it doesn't totally bring it back to original but it smooths it just a little bit to make it look a little bit more natural and a smaller brushes, the more subtle that the smoothing will be. So now we just got a little bit of a change, not huge. Also new in the liquefy filter is this load last mish button so let's say you've got a whole series of photos that need this kind of manipulation in a similar way, then you could save the mesh like if I had a bunch of pictures of me that I wanted to do this to thank goodness, I don't think I could she save minutes, even a name, you know, weird arm, flat skin, whatever you want to call it, and then he could open another image and then you could load the lead, even if he didn't say that you could load the last mish that you did so that's handy, so you don't have to redo all that stuff so we can go ahead and show the image and again, your same tools were I love that it's really often and then click ok, and now we're here so we can toggle to filter itself often on for quick before and after stairs before tiny teeth weird aren't flap awesome arm awesome teeth with the liquefy filter.

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