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Old 03-13-2005, 07:28 AM
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path tool maybe? help please

ok does anyone know if there is a way to draw a path of lets say the jawbone on someone and then draw a new path from which I want the new jawline to follow? like if I wanna make the jaw narrower or wider. I've been playing with free transform and liquify but none of them turn out good I think / Anders
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:23 AM
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Hi adhd,

Welcome to RP!

It would be easier if you could post the picture or part of it ...
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:59 AM
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ok here's a picture, if I wanna make her jawline more straight to add a lil more character to the face, can you do that with paths somehow?
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:38 PM
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The biggest mistake most people make when using the liquify filter is moving the brush too fast. Also some people set their brush sizes too large. As a result you lose control and you get the silly putty look. Try adjusting your brush sizes (to the size of the area you want to change) and moving them very slowly over the area you want to change. This gives you much more control over the outcome.

If you really want to avoid the liquify filter, try copying the area you want to change and placing it on a new layer. Then use the transform tools (skew, distort, perspective…)to alter the image. You will probably have to do some cleaning up on the layer underneath such as using the clone tool to cover up areas that you don’t want to show.

I used the the liquify filter to quickly narrow the jaw line. I used the forward warp tool with a brush size of 72.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:43 PM
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thank you for the help, looks good, but she's not very pretty though hehe
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Old 03-13-2005, 03:47 PM
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thank you for the help, looks good, but she's not very pretty though hehe
That's always the risk when you try to change somebody's features ....

T Paul just wanted to show how to go about with the Liquify Filter which is very 'delicate' to handle .... and I think she did a great job...

I've never tried to change a face before and, working on this picture, I realized that it's very difficult to keep the 'balance' by changing one feature only ... So, I started with the jaw line but ended up by changing nearly everything .... I used the Free Transform Tool, the Liquify Filter and yes, I used the Path Tool as well, but only on the outside contour of her face.
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:45 PM
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That's always the risk when you try to change somebody's features ....

T Paul just wanted to show how to go about with the Liquify Filter which is very 'delicate' to handle .... and I think she did a great job...

I've never tried to change a face before and, working on this picture, I realized that it's very difficult to keep the 'balance' by changing one feature only ... So, I started with the jaw line but ended up by changing nearly everything .... I used the Free Transform Tool, the Liquify Filter and yes, I used the Path Tool as well, but only on the outside contour of her face.
cool cool, my question is how you used the path tool though, I mean ps should have some option in which you set one set of points or a path and then draw a new path or put new points to a place where you want the old set to morph, I mean simple morph programs can do that. Anyway if there is such a way in ps I don't know (don't know about my whole explaination there I'm swedish)
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:33 AM
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Adjusting Paths

I guess you are wondering how you can manipulate the path after it is drawn.

In photoshop

To change anchor points you have two sets of tools. On is the Path selection tool. The black one in the tool box will select the entire path. Or the other option is the direct selection tool which will allow you to manipulate individual anchor points.

In the pen tool box you can select the convert point tool to convert a point between a smooth point or a corner point.

Also with the pen tool selected you can look at the options bar to add,subtract, intersect, or exclude two paths.

So after a path is drawn you can adjust it just about any way you like
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:51 AM
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Beside what Phil so clearly explained, you can also:

1) Create different Paths on the same Layer.
2) Create different Paths on different Layers of the same image. (if you need to change them separately)
3) Change your Path to a selection....
4) or change any selection to a Path by clicking on Path>Make Work Path from Selection. (see Attachment)
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:56 AM
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thank you for the effort of trying to help however what I wanna do is something else, I've attached a file to try and make it clearer, what I wanna do is to set points along the red path and have those poits merge into the green path instead, kinda just so the jawline fixes itself, is that possible?
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