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Old 03-21-2006, 01:30 PM
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caricature

Hello,
Does anybody know of a good plugin to make caricatures? I tried the liquify tool (PS CS2) and can't say I'm too happy with it. Is there some tool that can grab let's say the whole nose? When I try it with liquify, it only gets part of it and leaves some other parts kinda lighter underneath.
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:37 PM
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paint shop pro's 'warp mesh' is pretty good at this. you can set the size of the mesh and 'pull' the nodes as you wish. the larger the grid, the more that gets pulled with an individual node.

the same is also true of the 'warp brush', only this is a freehand version of the warp mesh. there is no grid or mesh, just the brush. the brush size can be enlarged to grab as much as you want at a time, or as little.

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Old 03-21-2006, 04:53 PM
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The Warp Tool in CS2

Hey sylvia try the warp tool. Its fun to play with if nothing else. Edit/Transform/Warp
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:45 PM
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Hello,
I tried the warp tool, Philbach, but it modifies the whole image, not pieces of it.
Craig, does Photoshop come with that warp brush, or is it only with PSP?
Anyway, I just found a neat tutorial for caricatures. Here's the link:
Caricature Tutorial
It's quite cute and simple.
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:10 AM
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I just make a selection around what I want to warp if using the whole photo.... This is what I get
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:13 PM
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sylvia,

i really dont know what photoshop has. i dont use it. i'm sure it has something comparable, but you'd have to ask the ps folks.

thanks for the link to that tutorial. quite good. i did relatively the same thing with warp brush and warp mesh. 10 minutes, roughly.

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Old 03-22-2006, 03:02 PM
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Sylvia,

I know you previously mentioned you don't like the effects of the liquify tool but I think you might try playing around with it a little more. You can change the brush size as well as many other factors to improve what parts of the image you can "grab" and distort. It is a very powerful tool once you get to know it better.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:33 PM
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i just looked at mine again. does anyone else think it looks a lot like an asian barbie doll?

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:07 PM
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Take a look at Action Cention.

Sharon Lee Core has a Caricature action here.

http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:33 PM
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Free Transform Warp

The liquify tool in Photoshop can be tricky, but after you work with it a while you can do very intricate warping (with patience). Therre's also the free transform warp which can be activated after activating the transform tool by selecting the grid button on the menu bar (to the left of the cancel transform button). This isn't as good as having a grid with nodes as in PSP but it's the only grid-based warping tool Photoshop has offered yet.
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