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Old 09-11-2011, 10:40 AM
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Not doing well with Liquify

...and would like to have this photo retouched -- remove double chin and make my face less puffy (thyroid meds do it but in person I don't look so bad.)
Let me know how much this would cost.
Thanks!
Lynn
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:25 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

Lynn, Welcome to RetouchPRO Don't give up on Elements 9.. it is a powerful program and just needs practice cubed... Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

It would help a lot to see a much larger resolution/size picture

If you use Elements 9 or Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the 'save for web' function in Elements 9 or Photoshop as described here:
Size, Quality and/or Format your Attached Images.. (Click here)

If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere and attach a link in the thread, but also please attach an under 100K version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).

Other Hosts if you do not have your own site:
ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) photobucket.com (1 Meg max free, 5 Meg PRO) mediafire.com (100 Meg per file, free) post a link in the thread to the site that is hosting the larger image.

for help with removing a double chin... click the search button toward the top of the page and enter.... double chin ... into the box that pops up.. lots of answers to the same question most of which you can do in Elements 9
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:54 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

Thanks so much! I will try to post the image with another host and attach a link. My effort to resize it with Elements (despite the instructions you posted) was a mess. When I can I need to take time to learn more about the program -- at the moment it seems way beyond me.
Lynn
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

Here is the link on Photobucket. Thank you again for your time and help. I'm working on a book and can use this as my author photo.
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC_2090.jpg
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:45 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

Olbaldy,
I went back and tried Liquify again. I think this is better but not sure if it looks rough.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/6501176...in/photostream
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:15 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

That is a good start... now, if you really need that minor change.. try and use the clone tool, select the window frame above the head and clone it into the repaired area that is bent toward the neck.. make sure to look at all the little things you do to a picture and try to make any repairs invisible and look natural..

Keep in mind, I think you look fine without any manipulations.. the only thing I would change on the original is lightening the dark area on the neck and making it as light and the same color as the surrounding area
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:34 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

Thanks again! I'll give it a try.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:53 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

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Olbaldy,
I went back and tried Liquify again. I think this is better but not sure if it looks rough.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/6501176...in/photostream
I used this example to show what I meant.. also sharpened the Irises and teeth just a bit
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

You could use a warp tool.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:55 PM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

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You could use a warp tool.
Chillin, great idea.

Does Elements have a Warp tool?...

If not using Chillins idea..there might be a work around to 'thin out' the image...
copy image to a new layer...
Image>Transform>Free Transform OR Ctrl+T
grab the side handle in the middle of the side edge on one side and move toward the center a little... do the same for the other side using the same distance (keeps things from being lopsided)
maybe moving the center point to the waist and grabbing the adjustment in the middle of the bottom edge ..moving it up a bit to shorten the legs a bit
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:27 AM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

OlBaldy, your work on the eyes and teeth really made a difference. The photo looks so much better.

Chillin, Elements does have a Warp tool which is what I used in my not-so-great attempt to retouch my photo. Yours is far superior. Thank you both for taking the time to give me some tips. I have written everything down for future reference.

The past few months have been so busy I have not had a chance to explore Elements at all (got it for Christmas last year.) Now I see what I am missing and need to start from square one and learn how to use it (and practice!)
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:19 AM
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Re: Not doing well with Liquify

Here is another touch up.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:05 PM
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Thanks so much Cupcake. Am visiting an area where I have no Internet so will reply
more properly when I return home. Thanks again!
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