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Old 07-03-2008, 08:46 AM
krisdaloo krisdaloo is offline
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liquify brush size limitation

does any have a way of getting a larger brush size in liquify (i think it stops at 600)?

plug-ins... anything?

thanks

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:27 AM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

Hi Krisdaloo,
Chris has a great tip for the liquify tool. Hope this helps.
Ray

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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!

Regards
Chris
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:06 AM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

Good question & good tip!
Thanks Guys
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:52 AM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

This is a known issue in photoshop. Hope they will do something about it in cs4
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:26 PM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

When I learned how to use the Warp Tool and Transform tool in General with selections I hardly ever use the Liquify tool anymore..:+}
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:08 PM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

very cool technique, i'll have to try it out.
thanks for the response
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

wow...
as much as i'd love to see adobe allow for larger brush sizes, thats a really great work around.
des151, thanks for posting
chris, really good stuff
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:58 PM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

You're welcome.
For any needing a better visual of this, I have a tutorial pdf here:
http://www.pmai.org/index.cfm/ci_id/...8_DIMATips.pdf

Chris
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:09 PM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

You're welcome. Chris-thanks again, also for the pdf.
Ray
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:50 PM
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Re: liquify brush size limitation

Thanks for the pdf Chris, much appreciated. Would there be any other floating around that site with such nifty tips?
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