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Using the liquifying tool . . .

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:03 AM
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Using the liquifying tool . . .

Does anyone have any insight/techniques into using the liquifying tool for commercial/fashion purposes? Primarily using them for models . . .
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:56 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

can u be more specific?
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:43 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

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 06-14-2007, 08:10 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

lose weight instanty! That's what I use it for mostly.
Those areas you don't want bulging out.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:26 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

The best way to use the liquify tool if you are working on a hi res image is to not use it on the image.
Duplicate the image using Image-Duplicate. Change the resolution to something lower like 100 dpi. Don't use any selections and don't change the
dimensions of the document. Then launch Liquify.
You will find you have a LOT more control and much much larger brushes.
Plus speed. Lots of it. You even have a faster ability to see a before and after by clicking on the restore all button and then using command-z to restore the liquify.
Using it this way the larger brushes allow for larger pushes and pulls without a lot of the stretched pixels that can happen at high resolutions.
Once you have the image the way you want it click on save mesh. Then apply the moves to the image. Once again you can have a last quick undo redo with the lo-res image. If it looks fine close the lo-res image and open the hi-res image in liquify. Click on Load Map and locate your saved map.
Let it render and apply.
You can do a lot more areas in an image this way in a tenth of the time by using selections and hi-res images. You can use this same technique with selections by making sure both the hi-res and the lo-res images have the same selections. But I just find it easier and quicker to do someones feet, chin, fingers etc all at the same time.

Hope this helps!

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Old 06-15-2007, 02:56 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

Going to try that thanks!
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:05 AM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

Great tip Chris, thanks.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:21 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

I have tried the liquefy tool in the past without much luck in doing much with it. I tried you technique, and boy was I surprised. Thanks for the great tip.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:11 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

well i'm about to have to go back to work for a few more hours but i can't wait to get back home and try your technique...can't wait to see how much better it works...thanks!
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:40 PM
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Re: Using the liquifying tool . . .

But, Chris, don't you still get the stretched pixels when you apply the map to the high rez?



edit: don't even attempt using this tool without a Wacom.
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