In this tutorial, you will learn to use the Liquify command to make a face look slimmer with a sharper chin. You will also use the Free Transform function to make the eyes look bigger.
- Select [File]-[Open] from the menu bar. The Open dialog box appears.
- Open the image
- Select [Filter]-[Distort]-[Liquify] from the menu bar. The Liquify dialog box appears.
- Select the Zoom Tool in the Liquify dialog box. Click and drag over the right jaw line for a magnified view.
- Select the Warp Tool in the Liquify dialog box. Under Tool Options, set Brush Size to 30 and Brush Pressure to 50.
- Click and drag the jaw line inward for a sharper chin. A Brush Pressure of 50%, compared to, say 100%, will move the jaw line more gradually.
- Click and drag the tool over the jaw line again to smooth out any rough edges.
- Select the Hand Tool. Click and drag the image to move the view to the other jaw. Select the Warp Tool and repeat steps 7 and 8 on the left jaw line. Click OK.
- Select the Zoom Tool from the toolbar. Click and drag over the eyes to zoom in on them.
- Select the Lasso Tool from the toolbar. In the options bar, set Feather to 12 pixels.
- Select [Image]-[Transform]-[Free Transform]. A bounding box with adjustment handles will appear over the selection.
- Hold down the [Shift] + [Alt] keys, and drag the adjustment handle on the lower right-hand corner slightly outward. Hit Enter. The [shift] key ensures that the image is resized proportionally while the [Alt] key ensures that the image’s center Point remains unchanged. Always press the shift key before the Alt key. Pressing the [Alt] key and then the shift key will cause image distortion.
- Press [Ctrl] +  to preview the entire image.
- When modifying a face, always make sure that the results look natural. Don’t go overboard or you may end up with awkward and unnatural features.
- Select [Layer]-[Flatten Image] from the menu bar. This combines all the layers created when you copied and pasted selections, and merges them with the Background layer.
- Select [File]-[Save As] and save the completed image in a folder.
The point of flattening layers is to reduce the file size-but before you do so, it is advisable to first save the image a .PSD file, which retains layer information. If you flatten the layers without saving as a PSD file, you will not be able to access the layers again.
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