Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Smearing with Liquify, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
Imagine the photo you're working on in Photoshop is not a photograph but a painting. …A real life painting sitting in front of you. …One that you can touch with your hands, and one where the paint is not yet dry. …So, you can actually smear the image around if you wanted to. …That's exactly the sort of capabilities we have with the Liquify filter in Photoshop. …Let's take a look at how we can use this very interesting filter. …I'm going to start by creating a copy of my background image layer. …So, I'll drag the thumbnail for that layer down to the Create New Layer button …at the bottom of the Layers panel, and then I'll go to the Filter menu and …choose Liquify. That will bring up the Liquify filter …dialog as you can see here. And at a very basic level we can use the …Warp tool that's the finger icon you see here on the toolbar, and this one allows …us to literally smear the paint around. We can adjust the brush size if we'd like …using the control over on the far right side or using the left and right square …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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