How to use the liquify tool in Photoshop

  • how to use the liquify tool in photoshop tutorial by Jennifer Dell

How to use the liquify tool in Photoshop

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!

About the Author:

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. She also enjoys the show Friends, coffee, a nice bottle of wine, and spending time with her family including her husband and children. Visit Jennifer Dell online.


  1. Patti Margarita Oct 25 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

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

  2. Jenn Jones Oct 25 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    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. Carrie Nelson Oct 25 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Awesome! Thanks for the quick tutorial!! 🙂

  4. Sarah Oct 25 2012 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    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 - Reply

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

  6. Amy Oct 25 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I love this tool! Thanks for the tutorial.

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

    Great tips! Thanks, Jennifer.

  8. Pam Oct 25 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    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 - Reply

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

  10. Kathleen Oct 25 2012 at 2:57 pm - Reply

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

  11. Kira Oct 25 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

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

  16. diana Oct 29 2012 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    Great post, thank you!!

  19. Ashley Sep 08 2013 at 10:00 am - Reply

    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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