Real-World Retouching with Liquify

Now that you know how to think about these tools, let's explore how you might use them when retouching an image. When you're trying each of these techniques be extra careful not to go too far with your distortions; otherwise, the changes will become overly obvious. The idea is to change the image so that it looks better than the original, without changing it so much that anyone would notice that it's been tampered with.

Retouching Eyes

In the world of fashion, it is not unusual to enlarge a model's eyes so that your attention is drawn to that part of his or her face (Figures 16.152 and 16.153). Even if you're not a fashion photographer, if you want to give it a whirl, here's what you need to do. (If you want ...

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