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Liquify Tool

Lesson 29 from: Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics

Khara Plicanic

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29. Liquify Tool


Class Trailer

Class Introduction


Tips for Success


How To Undo Mistakes


Adobe Workspace


Using The Brush Tool


Using The Zoom Tool


Adobe Preferences


Correcting Exposure


Lesson Info

Liquify Tool

a couple other things. I'll just show you here. Um, the liquefy command. I think this is hilarious. This is somewhat newer. So if you're working in, like photo shop six or CS six or whatever, not photo shop. Six. That was a long time ago. Footage Op, CIA six. Um, you don't have this, but in more recent ribbons, you dio I don't remember when exactly it came. But if we go to filter liquefy as a portrait photographer, I would get asked a lot like, Can you meet? My kids smile and I just load. I load that question because, like if they weren't smiling in the photo, first of all, it's okay to have a photo that's not smiley. And second, a real smile or a non smile is better than a fake smile any day, but mostly for your entertainment. You can do this, so filter liquefy. I think there's this new thing, newer, newish thing called Face Aware, and you can actually go in and do lots of silly things, like adjust people's eyes like their left eye or their right. I'd but more entertaining is under mo...

uth. There's actually a smile slider, and if I zoom in, you can see you can grab this. Do that. And I just think it's so funny. So I don't doubt that's what he really looks like when he smiles. But, um, yeah, so So that's that. You can also do fun things and liquefy, um, again, that's under filter liquefy you can. I mean, this is what people use when they're like retouching images and, like shaving £ off people £10 off. People liquefy, but we're not going to get all into that. But if that's your jam, then you want to learn more about this. But you can also just, like, drag things and push things around. Um, maybe I want toe create a different look on her face like I can sort of give her a raised eyebrow using the shift tool. So when you click and drag to the right, it shifts things up, and when you dragged to the left, it shifts them down, so there's just a lot of silliness. So there she's got a really arched eyebrow, maybe shifted lip. I don't know. There's pucker and bloat tools to so we can pucker her nose or we can bloat her nose. So I mean, you can have a lot of fun with this and it gets cartoony fast, but people who apply a lot of finesse can really do some amazing things.

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Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
Photoshop Resource Guide
Practical Photoshop Basics (PS action file)
Word Art
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Ratings and Reviews

Kim Williams

I tuned into this class hoping to glean what I cold since it was free. I ended up purchasing the class because it is FILLED with so much great information in a fun and easy to understand format. Khara is an amazing instructor - I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Worth EVERY penny. Thank you Creative Live for offering such great material, at even more amazing prices.


What an unbelievable teacher Khara is. I have wanted to learn photoshop forever but was intimidated, overwhelmed, then I watched this course. OMG I learnt so much, more then I imagined. I am so excited now to start using Photoshop, I can't wait to try out everything she taught us. With the skills we learnt over these two days I think this course provides everything I need to know to feel and more. She was outstanding, the absolute perfect teacher for someone who has never ever used Photoshop. Also great moderation by Kenna. Thank you for this awesome, amazing, wonderful course. I am sure anyone who watches this course will agree it is incredible. I couldn't recommend it more. This course was just Smurfy!

Roz Fruchtman

I would highly recommend Khara Plicanic's Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics. The name of the class, implies that the class is for beginners, but that's not exactly true. Most of us learn Photoshop by the features we need to know at any given time. As many will agree, there are a number of ways to get to the same end. I can only speak for myself, but... I would bet that many of us don't know all the strategies that are taught in this class! Check it out, I doubt you'd be disappointed! Khara brings a fun and relatable approach to everything she does. She is very entertaining, while being a superb instructor. Last, but not least... This class brings with it a ton of useful bonuses. Warm Regards, Roz Fruchtman aka @RozSpirations

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