Video:Photoshop Liquify Filterwith Don Schechter
Get creative with digital images by using the liquify filter in Adobe Photoshop. This handy filter lets you push, pull, rotate, and reflect an image.See Transcript
Transcript:Photoshop Liquify FilterHi I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today, I am going to show you how to use the liquify filter in Adobe Photoshop CS 2. This filter lets you push, pull, rotate, reflect, pucker, and bloat an image.
Find a Picture to Liquify
- OPEN Adobe Photoshop
- CLICK 'File' > 'Open'
- SELECT picture
- CLICK 'Filter' > 'Liquify'
- CHOOSE size, density, pressure, rate of bruch on right side of new screen
- CHOOSE distorting effects on left side of new screen (listed from top to bottom, below)
Liquify Filter Effect 1: WarpThis warps the image in the direction you click and drag.
Liquify Filter Effect 2: RetouchIf you select this effect and click once, the image will slightly undo its warping. If you hold it down, this process will go faster until you get back to the original picture.
Liquify Filter Effect 3: TwirlClick and drag to rotate the picture. Hold 'Alt' or 'Option' button to twirl counterclockwise.
Liquify Effect 4 & 5: Pucker and Bloat ToolsThe pucker tool moves objects within the brush closer to the center of that brush area, making it skinnier. The bloat tool moves objects further from the center, widening it.
Liquify Effect 6: Push Left ToolThis moves pixels to the left when you drag up and moves pixels to the right when you drag down. Hold 'Alt' or 'Option' button to reverse this effect.
Liquify Effect 7: Copy Pixels to Brush AreaDrag to mirror the area perpendicular to the direction of the stroke.
Liquify Filter Effect 8: Turbulence ToolShaped like a wave, this smoothly scrambles pixels. It's good for making clouds and waves.
Liquify Effect 9 & 10: Freeze Mask ToolsThis is used to protect areas of your picture from adjustments. Just paint over the areas you want to protect and the filters will not adjust those sections. Click the liquefy erase mask icon below it to undo/erase masks.
Liquify Effect 11: Zooming In on PicturesThe zoom tool allows you to look at your picture closely.
Liquify Effect 12: Hand toolThe hand tool helps you navigate around.
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