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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command

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check.png Checking out the Liquify window

check.png Liquifying an image

check.png Protecting/unprotecting with freezing and thawing

check.png Canceling your transformations with Reconstruction

Liquify is the only Photoshop filter that gets a chapter of its own. But, then again, Liquify is no ordinary filter; it’s the ultimate in image distortion tools and is therefore a good deal more complex than most of its kin on the Filter menu. What other filter has its own hefty tools panel, loads of buttons, several different modes, and more than a dozen option categories that amount to dozens more variations?

The Liquify command lets you push and pull on parts of your image; twist, turn, and pinch other parts; bloat sections; freeze portions in place so that they remain immune to the transformations going on around them; and perform selective reconstructions if you don’t like everything you’ve done. You can perform this magic with a remarkable degree of control, too. You can almost be assured that every celebrity photo that appears on a magazine cover has been run through ...

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