Photoshop Liquify Tool
Liquify is a tool that allows you to manipulate an image in a similar way to a sculptor would model clay. Liquify is used to make small changes to an image (or multiple images) to bring out the subject or make it more interesting.
Liquify can be used to:
- Add shape and texture to an object.
- Make one object appear inside another, making it look like it’s floating.
- Remove unwanted objects such as wrinkles from a face.
- Smooth skin, make it smooth and shiny or rough and bumpy.
- Change a subject’s shape.
- Make the subject disappear (by dissolving it).
- Use it to create a more interesting image or effect.
How to use Photoshop Liquify Tool:
1.Open the image you want to work on
2.Select the Liquify tool from the Tools tab on the top toolbar.
3.Click anywhere in the image to place your cursor. You will see the cursor change to a crosshatch icon, which indicates where the tool will be applied.
4.Click and drag the cursor around the image until you see the tool doing its magic!
5.When you are happy with your result, click the Close tool in the top toolbar.
6.Save your changes by clicking the File tab, clicking Save, and then Save As.
You can use the brush as a way to add or remove features, change textures, and even dissolve parts of an image. The brush can be used as a digital eraser to erase things such as a mistake made in drawing or even a dropped food item. It can be used to remove unwanted objects such as wrinkles from a face. It can be used to soften skin to make it smoother and shinier.
The brush can also be used to blend colors together. For instance, you can use it to blend different shades of blue together. Or you can apply a drop shadow to an image.
Photoshop brushes can be used as textures and they are also great for adding patterns to an image. For instance, you can use a pattern to create the appearance of wallpaper.
Some brushes can also be used as stamps, which allow you to copy and paste a portion of an image to another image. You can use this technique to make a duplicate of a section of your image that you like and then delete the original. You can use the stamp to make copies of the pattern and color of a specific area of the image.
Photoshop brushes are also very useful when working with layers. Layers are a way to create multiple images within one file. Using a brush, you can paint over a layer of your choice to apply the same effect to that particular layer. For instance, you could paint over a flower using a specific brush to make a copy of the petals and stems of the flower. You could then move the layer containing the painted layer and reposition it in a different area of your file.
When you open a new document in Photoshop, you will find a brush icon in the tool bar. Click the brush icon to open the Brush window.
The Brush Settings window provides several settings, including the type of brush (e.g., Brush, Airbrush), size, hardness, flow, and opacity. You can select from a variety of pre-defined patterns or you can choose to create your own.
The Brush palette contains a number of brushes, including Brush, Watercolor, Ink, Oil, Chalk, Pencil, and more.
The Shape Dynamics window has two tabs that display the tools, brushes, and effects available.