More Photoshop Retouching Tutorials
Trimming weight off with the Liquify tool
|Start off with the image that you are going to be
working on to trim off a few grams or pounds’.
Now go to Filter: Liquify.
Use the zoom tool if necessary to zoom in to the area that you are going to work on.
Now grab the Freeze Mask tool and go ahead and paint to freeze the areas that are around the area that you are going to work on. Freezing anything (in red) will not allow those pixels to be liquefied. This is a great tool so you can get more accurate and precision weight-loss areas.
Here I’m not focusing on this neck first but rather covering up and freezing the entire areas surrounding the small edge of each face/chinside as shown. This will allow me to only work on these specific areas.
Remember that you can use the Unfreeze (thaw) Mask tool to wipe
away the frozen areas when you are temporarily done or if you need
to fix the frozen area (Dr. Strangelove).
Now repeat the same process for the other side, carefully clicking and dragging it slightly in.
You can use this same method to continue to carefully do your
digital surgery on different parts that need work.
you can try working on another area such as unflattering double or
triple chins, goiters, or the extra weight that a photo puts
on..once again using the freeze mask to retain the other areas that
you want to remain unaffected.
To help someone look ‘fitter’ (Cousin Eddie) you can also use the Pucker tool
with a medium to larger brush setting.
When you’re done working on one half (I chose to split it up to get more accuracy)..use your freeze mask tool again to isolate the other area that could use some digital suction. In the Photo Retouching DVD I go through how to get rid of love handles also with this technique.
Carefully, I’m using the pucker tool to make the neck a little
thinner, being careful to center it and using it slowly so it looks
natural. You must be prepared to use your history shortcuts in order
to work more efficiently and correct for example the last pucker
that you didn’t like.
When you’re done, thaw the area again.
Now I’m isolating just the pseudo-goiter area using the same techniques with the Pucker tool. I am making sure that it looks balanced with the rest of the reduced neck area.
Now you can go ahead and do some more pixel fixing with the clone
stamp tool to even out areas and fix these necklines.
When you get a source point be aware of it and place it centered around the area that you want to clone it to. I go through this in detail in the Photo Retouching DVD training.
You can easily get rid of extra neckline wrinkles or creases with the clone tool.
Here I’m carefully cloning part of the chin and chin/neckline to expand it b/c somehow it was missing.
Here is the before and after surgery shots. With the right training and experience in Photoshop you’ll know how to touchup the rest of the neckline and image but the purpose here was to show you how to do some digital nipping to help make a person look more in their best interest to themselves and others.
Here is a zoomed out before and after. You can see how wonderful these techniques can be for many of your images!
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