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Liquify Toolkit

This feature is only available in Pro edition

The Liquify toolkit lets you push, pull, rotate, pucker, and bloat any area of an image. The distortions you create can be subtle or drastic, which makes the Liquify command a powerful tool for retouching images as well as creating artistic effects.

Tools

Forward Warp tool

Pushes pixels forward as you drag. You can control the amount of pixels pushed by changing the brush size. The larger the brush the more pixels will be pushed forward.

Liquify Tool - Forward Warp

Push Left tool

Moves pixels to the left when you drag the tool straight up (pixels move to the right if you drag down). This is useful for making an object thicker or thinner. You can also drag clockwise around an object to increase its size, or drag counterclockwise to decrease its size. To push pixels right when you drag straight up (or to move pixels left when you drag down), hold down [Shift] as you drag.

Liquify Tool - Push Left

Bloat tool

Moves pixels away from the center of the brush area as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

Liquify Tool - Bloat

Pucker tool

Moves pixels toward the center of the brush area as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

Liquify Tool - Pucker

Twirl tool

Rotates pixels clockwise as you hold down the mouse button or drag. To twirl pixels counterclockwise, hold down [Shift] as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

Liquify Tool - Twirl

Reconstruct tool

Reverses the distortion you’ve already added, as you hold down the mouse button and drag.

Liquify Tool - Reconstruct

Tool options

In the tool options area of the Liquify panel, set the following options:

  • Size - Sets the width of the brush you’ll use to distort the image.
  • Density - This value controls how a brush feathers on the edge, by default a Liquify effect is stronger in the center of the brush and softer on the edges, you can increase the Brush Density value from 0 to 100. The larger the value, the stronger the effect on the brush tip's edges.
  • Pressure - Sets the speed at which distortions are made when you drag the brush. Using a low brush pressure makes changes occur more slowly, so it’s easier to stop them at exactly the right moment.
  • Rate - Sets the speed at which distortions are applied when you keep a tool (such as the Bloat tool) stationary in the image. The higher the setting, the greater the speed at which distortions are applied.

Distort an image

  1. Select the Liquify Tool in the tool strip or press [Q].
  2. Choose any of the liquify tools to distort the image.
  3. After distorting the image, you can:
    - Use the Reconstruct tool to fully or partially reverse the changes.
    - Use other tools to change the image in new ways.
  4. Do one of the following:
    - Click “Apply” or to close the Liquify toolkit panel and apply the changes to the image.
    - Click “Reset” to revert all distortions to the image.
Home
Overview
Crop Tool
Straighten Tool
Lens Correction Tool
Red Eye Correction Tool
Blemish Removal Tool
Clone Tool
Liquify Tool
Basic Adjustments
Levels
Curves
Color Adjustments
Split Toning
Details
Vignette & Grain Effect
Color Correction
Effect Presets
Batch Processing
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