How to Shrink Body Parts in Adobe Photoshop CC Using Liquify
Hi there. This video is all about moving body parts around. We are going to move his belly in and his biceps out so much easier than the gym, we're going to use the liquefy tool in Photoshop. Alright, let's get started. Let's go to file and open up liquid fire one, whatever you do. Don't open up to yet. It's a surprise for later before we get started, it's best to right click the background and convert to a smart object. Just means that later on we can turn this filter on and off. Otherwise it's distorted forever with that layer selected. Let's go to filter and let's go to liquefy. So before we get started. I love that this technology like I love that it can do it like it's amazing that you can do it. But I also acknowledge that I spend a lot of time teaching people in magazines how to retouch models and how to kind of remove the folds and rolls that we all have. I don't know, there's a little bit of awkwardness around retouching bodies. Okay, so what ends up happening is liquefy? Is t...
his kind of like separate little window here. Okay, so you kind of work within this window when we're liquefying The first tool we use is this one here called push it forward warp. Okay. And in terms of the brush size, you can drag it over here. I'm just using the same technique we used earlier on the square brackets and I'm going to make a nice big brush, something like 500. And I'm gonna click hold and slowly drag best to do a little bit at a time. So you get a feel for the tool if you try and drag it all in one go, it ends up looking a little bit more fake than this does. So we're just kind of clicking, dragging little steps, little baby steps came just to tidy in. Now I'm gonna make my brush is a little bit smaller because I want to kind of affect this bit, little bit, little bit now, I'm trying to get it flat, how good is it actually we want him to be. Let's get him right in there. You're welcome buddy. Alright, so turn preview on and off down here to kind of see how it was before and how it is. Now now there are going to see some problems in this one. There's kind of like folds of the skin here that we just can't get rid of with the liquefy tool, we can get rid of it with the healing brush, which we'll do in an upcoming video. So maybe double back to this guy and what am I doing with him. I'm just kind of, I feel like I've invaded his personal space now, that's fine with the belly, but it's not anymore. Anyway, so forward warp is a nice easy one. Okay, I'm going back to a big brush, I'm just going to kind of push this, but in it's better to use a big brush and just small movements than like small brushes. It ends up looking quite obvious what you're up to, so remember before and after. Alright, let's look at some of the other tools. Let's look at this one here first. So this is one called pucker and bloat, pucker. Makes things smaller. So I'm gonna use the brush size. You can play around with things like the density and rate just how much it affects that I find by default Photoshop, I've got it pretty good but you can mess around with that if it's kind of going too fast or too slow for you. So I'm gonna click once on an his nipple, click a couple of times. Can you just make a little smaller? I'm gonna make that but a little smaller. We're gonna grab the bloat tool. Okay, what do we want to be bigger? We're going to give him big muscles. So a nice big brush and around the bicep area. I'm just clicking once you can see it just gets fractionally bigger. I'm just double clicking. Trouble clicking, trying to give him some bigger biceps. Okay, same with I'm gonna make a slightly smaller for its triceps, make them bit bulkier. There is a point where it starts looking really fake as in the skin and all of its texture becomes a bit overdone. So you gotta be careful, we're just messing about here, so we're not too worried going a little bit overboard. Let's give him some big forearms and let's puff out his chest a little bit. I'll show you two other features. There's lots in here can get quite complicated, but let's stick to the stuff that's easy and that you'll use most of the time. There's these two here which are quite useful. There's this thing called freeze and thaw so hit freeze, pick a brush size, let's say I'm going to click garners, nipple, make it go red. Okay, I clicked it a couple of times. All that means is is that when I start using other tools, say the ford, whoop got a big brush. Watch what happens if I start dragging it? Kind of like, it's called free. So it freezes, freezes. Alright, So I paused that because I broke down in laughter. Alright, we're back though, but you get the idea of what it does, right? So I'm going to undo using edit step backwards and it just freezes particular areas. So it might be like a logo that's on a shirt and you're trying to distort the fabric. Okay, So you want to keep the logo frozen while you're distorting around it and when you're finished, see the thought button here. Okay? You click on that and just color it out and now it's back to normal. Now, the last thing I'll show you is this tool up here, It's called the reconstruct tool, basically. It's like an undo brush or history brush. So I'm going to make a bit bigger. All it's gonna do is remember this is my original. Okay, and this is where it's at. Now. If I paint across stuff, you can see it's going to kind of put it back to where it was. Okay? So it's a brush that allows you to kind of undo as a brush rather than going step backwards. I'm gonna step backwards and let's just say I was working on about this but just looks a bit weird. So I'm going to click and hold and put it back to where it was when you are finished. You can click. Ok. And the cool thing about it is that liquefy is something I can turn on and off a little bit stressful on your machine though. But we are professionals now. We're using smart objects and in turn using smart filters on top of them. Alright, your homework is going to be opening up liquefy too. That is my gift to you today. Open it up and enjoy the experience. I will see you in the next video if you come back by now.