Pixelmator Distort Extension has a variety of pinch and push tools. In this video, Derrick Story uses these tools to edit a selfie that shows a bit too much weight. Pixelmator is a popular image editing app for the Mac platform, that now includes two editing extensions as part of its download.
- [Voiceover] Another editing extension that comes with Pixelmator is Distort. We have it right here. And I'mma go ahead and launch that. And you see that we have a couple controls here, we have Warp, Bump, Pinch, Twirl Left, Twirl Right... (laughing) I'm sorry. And then Restore, and the Restore is really nice because... So I was going to show you one example of maybe when you'd want to use something like this.
I'm going to use Pinch on this particular photo right here. This is a selfie that I did at Mono Lake. I like this shot, I think it's kind of fun. But, you know, I had a backpack on and I had about four shirts and all that kind of stuff. And I just feel a little thick down here. So, I'm going to use the Pinch tool right here, and we'll go full-strength. And for size, I'm going to take the size down just a bit. And the way that you use it, you just click and drag but you have to be patient.
You have to be patient on how this works, okay? I'm just going to click, and then I'm just going to drag, just like this. Nice and slow. Just kind of come in like that. And we'll do a little bit more. Just bring that in. So, the real key is just not to go too fast. If you try to go too fast, you'll go "It's not doing anything". See if we can bring this in right here. There we go.
(laughing) Yes, I'm using it as a weight-reduction tool. (laughing) Okay, just like that. We'll come up just a little bit here. Something like that. Kind of make that a manly bicep, right? Oops. Just like that. And let's bring this up, just a little bit. And we will bring this in just a hair here. Now, as you can tell, I'm mainly having fun with this.
Yes, how's that arm look there, hmm? Huh? Not bad? Okay, good. So, there we go. I have used this for the most selfless purposes, which is to trim my waist. We'll bring this in a little bit like this. There we go. How's that? (laughing) Okay. Alright, and then we have the Restore tool right here. Oops, oh my gosh, I didn't want to do that.
You do have command-Z, okay? So, there we go. I have used these tools to thin my waistline and make a selfie a little bit more presentable. No one is going to notice any of this, right here, I'm sure. So, I'll go ahead and save my changes. (laughing) And I'll click Done. Here's how we were before, and here we are after.
And then if you really wanted to clean things up, I mean, if you really got serious about this, then what you would do, you would go to Retouch and remember when we were using the Cloning tools? Use the Clone tools to get some of this nice, edgy rabbit bush right in here, so you don't see the Distort. You've got yourself a winning selfie. So, that's using Pixelmator Distort for the most altruistic of purposes: to reduce one's waistline.
- Using the Luminar editing extension
- Working with layers
- Adjusting images
- Using DxO OpticsPro
- Applying lens corrections to photos
- Using Pixelmator Retouch
- Using Pixelmator Distort
- Using different Affinity Photo editing extensions
- Using Haze Removal
- Using Polarr image editing tools
- Adding text to photos