how to use the liquify tool in photoshop

by Jennifer Dell

how to use the liquify tool in photoshop photo

Sometimes liquifying an image in a subtle way can make a big difference and may help if you accidentally catch the wrong angle when photographing your subject.  The secret to liquifying successfully is to use it in moderation and not to alter how a person looks.  Here’s a quick look on how to use this powerful Photoshop tool!

Thank you Jennifer for this great tutorial!  What a great trick to have on hand!

how to use the liquify tool in photoshop photoJennifer Dell, Texas
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Armed with a Nikon D4 and an assortment of prime lenses, Jennifer enjoys photographing children and families in her own style, candid and full of natural expressions. Jennifer’s photography venture began in high school and was then encouraged in college as she pursued her graphic design degree. Other than photography Jennifer loves to read and finds cooking an elaborate meal relaxing. She also enjoys the show Friends, coffee, a nice bottle of wine, and spending time with her family including her husband and two children. While she enjoys her work very much, she adores the ocean and takes any chance she can to be near it. Jennifer is also the author of Illuminated: backlighting with vision.

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19 Responses to “how to use the liquify tool in photoshop”

  1. Oct 25 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks Jennifer! That does help and I love how subtle the changes are. Thanks again!

  2. Oct 25 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Jennifer!!! Love this tutorial. I had no idea how to properly use the bloat tool. I have a squinty eye, too, so I will definitely be using this! Awesome!

  3. Oct 25 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Awesome! Thanks for the quick tutorial!! :)

  4. Oct 25 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Great tutorial! I really didn’t know about the bloat tool… absolutely going to be using that as well. :) Thanks!

  5. Sharon
    Oct 25 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    This was great, you did a wonderful job, thanks so much!!

  6. Amy
    Oct 25 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I love this tool! Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. sarah c.
    Oct 25 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Great tips! Thanks, Jennifer.

  8. Pam
    Oct 25 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! Where did you have your brush density and pressure set to when you used the warp tool?

  9. Crysti POtter
    Oct 25 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Thank you so much,,,signed one of your biggest fans!!

  10. Kathleen
    Oct 25 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I totally didn’t know about the freeze mask! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kira
    Oct 25 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks for this! I’ve never used the bloat tool or the freeze mask, but they’ll be super helpful! Thanks!

  12. Tina
    Oct 25 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    This was FANTASTIC! Thank you so much! I clearly have been using this tool all wrong. Freeze mask…..OMG, this will make things so much easier. Never heard of that before! Thank you so much.

  13. Nelya
    Oct 26 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Thanks I’ve been a bit afraid of liquify but now I’m going to give it another try.

  14. Esther Judd
    Oct 26 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Thanks for this tutorial! I have been struggling with liquify but this inspired me to try it again

  15. Jamie
    Oct 28 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    BEST TOOL EVER!!! that’s all I’m gona say!

  16. diana
    Oct 29 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Thanks so much for this post! I really appreciate the time you took to film this. Thank you, thank you!!!

  17. Chelsea
    Nov 15 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Love the tutorial! Simple explaination and simple to follow along. I will definitely be using this in the near future.

  18. Nancyeileen
    Jan 07 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Great post, thank you!!

  19. Ashley
    Sep 08 2013 at 10:00 am #

    THANK YOU! My favorite is the bloat tool. I have a pretty significant difference in my eyes due to a small stroke as a child and the bloat tool gives me just enough “space” back in the eye to capture connection with the camera. I would never fix it enough for it to be “perfect”, but I can fix it enough so I look awake and at my best. This gives me so much more self confidence in posting pictures of myself on social media :)

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