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Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics

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Liquify Tool

Khara Plicanic

Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics

Khara Plicanic

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29. Liquify Tool


Class Trailer
1 Class Introduction 08:02 2 Tips for Success 05:53 3 How To Undo Mistakes 06:05 4 Adobe Workspace 16:01 5 Using The Brush Tool 03:33 6 Using The Zoom Tool 04:25 7 Adobe Preferences 02:27 8 Correcting Exposure 19:15

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.

Class Description

Adobe® Photoshop® is a versatile tool that gives you incredible power, but it can be daunting in the beginning. Get your beginner’s guide to Adobe Photoshop from Khara Plicanic in Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics. This class will take you through the Adobe Photoshop program—starting at square one. You’ll master the workspace, conquer basic image edits, and dominate the art of making selections and will finally understand the layers panel, once and for all. 

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Simple image retouching
  • Making Selections
  • Working with layers
  • Saving your work
  • Resizing images
  • Using layer masks
  • Brush tool basics
  • Adding and styling type
  • Building composites
  • and so much more!

Khara will show you how to complete everyday real-life client projects like holiday cards, save-the-dates, Facebook banners, and instant albums. You’ll learn best practices for a basic workflow and how to save time with automation.

This class is a rock solid overview for people brand new to Adobe Photoshop basics or those who first started on their own and are ready to learn a better way to get things done.


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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