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Old 09-27-2012, 09:58 AM
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thinning arms and other things...help

Hey guys, I'm a photographer and in the heat of battle at weddings I either forget or can't get back far enough for a shot and I'll get wide angle arms/bodies (tho they are a bit chubby too) as in the attached photo. I've been reading a bit on the liquify tool but could use more experienced advice especially when there are garments involved

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I need specific advice , not 'use the liquify tool'....any good tutorials besides the googled stuff ?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

yikes.

Liquify tool and use some dodge and burn to change the shape a bit. Then maybe clone over any damage done to the garments.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:16 AM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

thx but i need more specific advice
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

Really it is just a matter of a little practice and experimentation with the Liquify tool. Best to start working on a dup layer and expect to do some tidying up any damage caused by the tool on a new layer as well.

Your image a little small but just had a quick play on the arms using the forward push tool which should work ok - mine is a little rough but... Wait a few seconds for the attachment to switch between before and after

Guide to the tool Here
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:04 AM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

nice thanks dude
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:07 AM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

Yes use that tool
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

did you say....USE THAT TOOL ?!
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:09 PM
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did you say....USE THAT TOOL ?!
Yes, use the:Liquify tool to do the arms.
Use a large brush size.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:18 PM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

Where garments are concerned use the freeze tool, within the liquify command. Or use a mask afterwards.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:42 AM
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Re: thinning arms and other things...help

yep, learned about freeze on a Fundy vid....I managed to do a decent job with the warp tool but I'm going to keep practicing with liquify

thx for the tips
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