Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing Photoshop Fix 1.0, part of Photoshop: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates.
- In this movie, we're going to take a look at another device app that's named after Photoshop. This one is called Photoshop Fix. Now, its purpose in life is to retouch images especially portrait shots. It has some very interesting next-generation liquify functions. And as with Photoshop Mix, you can transfer a layered document into Photoshop CC 2015. All right, so let's take a look at things by first opening Photoshop Fix. This is the portrait shot that we're going to be working on. But we're going to start over by tapping on the plus sign right here.
This time around, the unretouched image is sitting inside of this Dropbox album. I'll just go ahead and tap on that and tap on the image itself as well in order to load it up into a new project. All right, so I'm going to go ahead and zoom in a little, and you just do that with a standard spread of the fingers. Now, as with Mix, we have a few options located down here at the bottom of the screen that take us into different modes. So you can crop the image, the second option lets you adjust. And by the way, I'll just tap on that for a moment so that we can see the kinds adjustments that are available to us.
All but the Saturation option in the middle apply different curves adjustments, just so you know. And this is all handled with adjustment layers once you transfer the image into Photoshop. You can play around with those but I'm not so interested in these so I'm just going to tap the x in order to exit that mode. Now, the place you want to start is with the third option, Liquify. The reason for this is if you do anything else first, even apply an adjustment which is expressed as an adjustment layer, then Photoshop is going to flatten everything and then apply Liquify as a static adjustment.
So, again, always start with Liquify if you want the other adjustments to be nondestructive. I'll go ahead and tap on the Liquify option here in order to enter the Liquify mode. Notice that you get these little tips that tell you how things work. We're going to start off, however, with the most interesting of them which is Face located over here on the right-hand side. As soon as you tap on Face, if you're looking at a straight-on shot like this one, then Photoshop Fix is going to automatically recognize certain facial details such as the eyes, the nose, the mouth, and the chin.
Let me show you what that looks like. I'll go ahead and tap, let's say, on one of the eyes. Now, notice that both of the eyes are targeted. So if I tap on Size, for example, then I could make the eyes bigger or I can drag down to make them smaller. Obviously, you can have a lot of fun with these options. You also have a Tilt that's going to tilt both eyes, I really need to tilt just one eye independently of the other but I'll take care of that in a moment. We also have these Height and Width options so I can make her eyes a little wider if I want to.
All right, now if you tap on the nose, all you're going to have is a Width option, you can play with that. If you tap on the cheeks, then you're going to get access to things like Face Distortion which is a little bit messed up, frankly, I'm not sure how often I'd want to (laughs) take advantage of this one. It is available to us. You can make the jaws super huge and same with the chin, got those options right there. I, however, am going to tap on the mouth and I'm going to make it a little wider by tapping on the Width value and then increasing the width of the mouth like so.
The reason I'm doing that is just that I want to have a little more flexibility with the smile. So I'll go ahead and tap on Smile. Then notice, you can increase the smile like so and you can decrease the smile if you like. I actually want to take the smile a little down so that it's more of a wry grin. All right, now notice down here at the bottom, we have Warp, Swell, and Twirl. Warp is your standard warp control that you're familiar with from the Liquify filter inside of Photoshop. Swell is essentially pinch and bloat. Then we've (mumbles) Twirl, and Twirl is really what I think I want for this image.
So I'll go ahead and tap on Twirl right there. And notice that tip is telling us that you tap to set the center of the twirl. So I'm just going to tap like so right there between the eyes. And then I'm going to increase the size over here on the left-hand side. I'll tap on the Size option and then I'll lift up to make it quite big indeed, as you can see here. I really wanted an ellipse but I've got a giant circle. Then what you want to do is essentially scrub around in a clockwise or counterclockwise fashion.
I'm going to take it around a little bit clockwise. It's a tad bit difficult to control when you get really super big stuff going. Now, I'm going to tap on the right eye, her left of course, and I might tap more toward the center right there. I'm going to take the size down this time to about there, I figure. And I'll go ahead and try to drag. Apparently, it thinks I'm dragging (laughs) on the wrong direction. That's not right at all so let's go ahead and tap inside of the image again. Actually, I've got an Undo in the upper-right corner so I'll just go ahead and tap on it in order to undo that modification, hopefully.
Then I'll try to drag in a clockwise fashion this time around. That looks pretty good. I might want to take that eye down a little bit so I'll switch to Warp and I'll make my warp big because I want a big cursor if I'm going to move that entire eye without distorting it. Now, I'll go ahead and drag from the eye downward like so, and you can see how it is moving on the fly. I happen to be working with my finger right here but I also have a stylus set aside, just in case I want to take advantage of it.
Let's see if I have a little bit better control by dragging with my stylus. So you can see that this is pretty exciting stuff when you come right down to it. All right, I might drag the nose, the bridge of the nose, over just a little bit and a little bit up but I don't want to take it too far. I want to make some modest adjustments here and I definitely don't want her looking the wrong direction so I've got to be careful about that. Might take that eye just to make sure that I'm not messing things up, I might take it inward just a little bit like so.
Let's say I think that looks good. I mean I'm sure I could work on this a while longer. But notice I have a check mark once again in the lower-right corner of the screen. I'll just go ahead and tap on it and that applies Liquify. Now, I want you to see something. There's no bar above the Liquify option. Everything else will get a bar above it to show you that it's a nondestructive modification. Liquify is the one destructive modification that you apply inside of Photoshop Fix. Again, it's going to be destructive at any stage in the game so I recommend that you do it up front.
All right, now let's check out healing. I'll get to it just by tapping the Healing option right there, and I'm going to zoom in a little bit as well. This time around, you can see the healing happen on the fly and I might just go ahead and take my cursor up a little bit. Let's try 15 pixels to start with. You can see that red spot as I paint inside the image. And this time, by the way, I am working with the stylus just so that I could better see what I'm doing. In other words, a stylus helps you to avoid getting your finger in the way of your edits.
All right, now, I'm going to kind of pinch and drag in order to move the image. My experience is you kind of have to move your fingers around in order to get things to work. Now, I'm going to paint this spot on the chin and I'll release and it looks actually pretty good, but if you don't like the way things work, then notice this Patch option down here. It's only available after you get done painting with the Spot Heal Brush. What it allows you to do is take that last brush stroke that you applied and you can read this description if it helps.
But what you do is you take that last brush stroke you applied and then you drag around inside the image. I want you to look at that chin right there. I am picking up a different portion of the image, from the left-hand cheek is where I'm getting it, and then I'll release to make that happen. So you really want to experiment with that. This Patch option goes virtually undocumented online, I couldn't find any information about it, I just had to play around with it to get it to work. Anyway, I'm going to paint once again. Notice, I'm automatically switched back to the Spot Heal tool. I'm going to zoom in on the eyes a little bit as well.
And let's say I decide to paint like so, and I found that it help to paint (mumbles) some of the wrinkles, and notice that Photoshop fixes, more or less sourcing the wrong information. In which case, I will once again tap on the Patch tool next door. Notice that area is highlighted now. I'm going to go ahead and drag inside the image again. I'm working inside the left cheek in order to source some different information. Now, I'll try it across the right eye, her left. That doesn't look good so I'll go ahead and switch to the Patch and I'll drag inside the image to see if I can get something better going.
I'm actually not very impressed with that so I'm just going to tap the Undo option a couple of times in order to get rid of that brush stroke entirely. I'm going to take the size down over here on the left-hand side of the screen and I'm going to try painting across that area again. You can see, I'm trying to kind of slice it a little bit so that I'm splitting the difference between healing everything and leaving some stuff intact. All right, now if you go too far, you've got this Restore option on the far-right side of this horizontal toolbar down here. I might just go ahead and restore that area just a little bit.
You can work with this feature as much as you like, but let's say I figure that's good enough, I'll go ahead and tap on the check mark once again. And now I want you to see that bar I was talking about, below the word Healing down there at the bottom of the screen. That tells me that that's a nondestructive modification and I could come back to it any time I like, and just build and build on it as long as I never, from this point on, tap Liquify. Notice what happens when I tap Liquify. I actually get this warning that's telling me that Liquify is going to automatically merge everything that I've done so far. And that is not happening inside of a Smart Object, the pixels are actually getting merged.
At which point, I'll just go ahead and click OK and, of course, click the x in the lower-left corner of the screen so then I don't merge my modifications. We're not going to go with the Vignette over on the right side of the screen and we're not going to defocus anything either because that's really for background images. Instead, we're coming in from the right here, we're going to go to Paint. What Paint allows you to do is paint colors into an image as much as you like but it also allows you to even out the colors. So what I want to do is even out the skin tones here. I'm going to start by tapping on this Pick Color option down here at the bottom of the screen.
I'll just sort of click and drag around inside the image, and notice the colors are changing on the fly over there on the left-hand side of the screen. I'm actually looking for a color down into the right of her mouth. At which point, I'll go ahead and release and I will tap my way up. Notice we have some kind of purplish stuff going on in the chin. We can more or less paint that away by switching back to the Paint tool down here at the bottom of the screen. And then I'll click on the Opacity option and I'll modify it, let's say I take it up to about 25%.
And I'll go ahead and paint inside of the chin to try to even things out a little bit. These brush strokes will build on top of each other. I'm going to go ahead and paint on the left-hand side of the face as well just to try to even out some of these colors. I don't want everything to be totally homogeneous but I don't want a lot of weird colors popping up either. Now, I'll paint up in the right-hand eye. I'm going to try increasing the opacity value and see if that helps. And I'll go ahead and paint on that right eye once again.
All right, that looks pretty good to me. At which point, I'll go ahead and tap that check option in the lower-right corner of the screen, and you can see that we now have a blue bar under the word Paint. All right, we're going to skip the Color option, which allows you to increase or decrease saturation values, and we're going to go for the Light option right there in the middle. What this allows you to do is lighten and darken. Notice you've got this Structure option that's all sparkly. That tells you that it's just a magic function. If you tap on it, then Fix is just going to do its own thing. That's not what I want, however, so I'm going to tap on the Undo option in order to go back to where I started.
I am going to take advantage of this lighten function here by changing the opacity to, let's say, 30%. And then I'll just go ahead and paint under the right eye and I'll paint under the left eye as well. And I'll paint on the right brow and paint on the left brow too. And then you can paint anywhere else that you want inside the image. You can see it's making a pretty big difference in these places. And if you figure you go too far, then you've got this Restore option right here. I'll go ahead and tap on it and I'll take the opacity value down.
In other words, you can incrementally undo something you've just done by painting over it like so. Pretty impressive, I think, for a free app. I'll go ahead and tap the check mark once again in order to apply that modification. Finally, we have Smooth. I'll go ahead and tap on it and I'll zoom in to this region right here and I'll paint over it, pretty aggressively actually, but we're really not seeing anything so I'll increase the opacity value and paint on this region under the right eye some more. And I'll go ahead and do the same thing under the left eye.
But we're really not seeing it too much, and you'll see why in the next movie when we take this image over to Photoshop. All right, now I'm painting on the left-hand side of the face. Might as well paint over on the right side of the face, just to the right of the mouth as well. This is going to be enough to give us a sense of what's going on. So I'll go ahead and tap the check mark in order to apply that change. Then finally, what we want to do is tap on this left-pointing arrowhead in the top-left corner of the screen in order to return to our list of projects.
I'll also rename this project by tapping on New Project down there. I'll go ahead and tap on the x to get rid of that and I'll go ahead and call this Colleen coda, let's say, and then I'll tap OK. And that is a pretty extensive look at how you use Photoshop Fix which allows you to retouch images on your iPad or other device. In the next movie, I'll show you how to bring our edits over into Photoshop CC 2015.
To start, Deke covers the June 2015 release of Photoshop CC. Tune in and learn how to apply multiply strokes, drop shadows, and other effects to a single layer; work with the new Glyphs panel; trade dynamically linked assets via the Library panel; create multiple artboards in a single document; and preview your designs directly on a mobile device.
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter (13 movies) covering the November 2015 updates to Photoshop CC, including artboard enhancements, the return of the Oil Paint filter, the Diffusion control for healing, Quick Export, Photoshop Mix 2.0, and Photoshop Fix.
Q: This course was updated on 03/18/2016. What changed?
A: Deke added one video that discusses the March 2016 update to Photoshop CC 2015: Camera Raw 9.5.
Q: This course was updated on 06/21/2016. What changed?
Q: We added one new chapter covering the June 2016 update to Photoshop CC, which includes features such as Content-Aware Crop and Face-Aware Liquify.