Liquify is one of the many things to learn in Adobe Photoshop. Today I am writing a step by step tutorial on how to liquify pixels with Adobe Photoshop.
I hope this will help the readers to learn about photoshop tools. If not, then it would at least help them to solve their confusion.
How to Use The Liquify Tool in Photoshop: Step by Step Guide
First, open your image file
Copy the background and create a new layer
Go to Filter > Liquify (Shortcut: Shift+Ctrl+X) on the top menu
A new layer of liquifying will open at this stage.
Select the Forward Warp Tool (Shortcut: W) from the liquify menu
Fix the brush size and apply it to the image
Use the brush to fix the distorted pixels on the images. Click on the “Show backdrop” option in the right menu to check the differences
To avoid disturbing other pixels around, freeze the pixels around.
For freezing the pixels, select the Freeze Mask Tool (Shortcut: F) from the left menu bar and drag the brush on the pixels you want to freeze. Click on “show mask” to see the masked areas on the image. Interestingly, the highlight of the marked pixels can be changed
Click on the magnifying glass sign to zoom in your images
Use the Pucker Tool (Shortcut: S) from the left menu bar to make the pixels cozy
Just like the Pucker Tool
Use (Shortcut: S) the Bloat Tool (Shortcut: B) to do the opposite. This would help you to flatten the pixels of your images
Use the Push Left Tool
Use (Shortcut: O) to move the pixels to the left side
Use the Twirl Clockwise Tool
Use (Shortcut: C) to twirl the image pixels like the example image below
Anyone can use the steps mentioned above and learn how to liquefy images.
I always say, practice makes a man perfect. Try this technique and practice it by yourself for as many times as you can. This will help you to get more perfect at work.