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Old 06-19-2007, 05:15 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

[QUOTE=Benny Profane;158228]But, Chris, don't you still get the stretched pixels when you apply the map to the high rez?



I don't. Haven't seen anyone else yet. You are still limited to a certain distance but my guess is because the map is translating from huge pixels down to smaller ones that it just works out.
But bear in mind that the technique isn't solely to eleviate problem. It is more for making a slow tool more usable.


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Old 06-20-2007, 05:30 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

It depends on the speed and RAM of your computer. If you got a powerful machine, it is not at all slow to work on the high resolution image directly.

To liquifying an image without local selection is better and easier to see the overall effect IMO. I tend to use 50% liquify brush density; brsuh pressure 19% and adjust the brush size according to the local "curvature" of the lines/edges in the target area. The unwanted distortion in the surrounding areas can be fixed by using layer mask.
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

Singlo

I have a nice machine. 8 gigs ram. Over two terabytes of scratch disk. It is only a dual 2.0 G5, but it gets the job done.
However, when I attempt to do a liquify on a selected area of a 5 gig file
with a bunch of layers it tends to make liquify relatively slow for what need to be done. And like I said above, I prefer to do all my moves at the same time so there is no way I am going t open a 5 gig file in liquify without using the technique I described above. And I would prefer not to have to fix any kind of distortions if I can avoid them in the first place.

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Old 06-23-2007, 11:42 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

I know it's been linked to before, but this is what "liquify" is all about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmhjj1Vu2IU
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:16 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

hello retouchers,

i'm new here and this is my first humble post.

i agree with shellby, it makes the process faster & safer and more flexible at the same time.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:02 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

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hello retouchers,

i'm new here and this is my first humble post.

i agree with shellby, it makes the process faster & safer and more flexible at the same time.
Shelby said all that? : ) hmmm.

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Old 06-24-2007, 04:41 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

I said "select the area, copy it to a new layer, then select that layer, Liquify - I use a large brush and do small movements at a time"
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:57 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

Great tip, Chris.

I've often liquified a marked image, then saved the map to reapply to the "real" image.
Never realized that it could be scaled down, though!

Thanks,

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:31 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

Chris,

thanks for the tips i ll have to try it and ill let you know how i go.

cheers
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:04 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

useful tips, thanks Chris (I'm envious about your computer )
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