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

Step 1

First, open your image file

Liquify Tool in Photoshop


Step 2

Copy the background and create a new layer

How to create a new layer


Step 3

Go to Filter > Liquify (Shortcut: Shift+Ctrl+X) on the top menu

Filter Liquify tool


Step 4

A new layer of liquifying will open at this stage.

new layer of liquifying



Step 5

Select the Forward Warp Tool (Shortcut: W) from the liquify menu

Forward Warp Tool


Step 6

Fix the brush size and apply it to the image

Fix the brush size


Step 7

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

brush to fix the distorted pixels


Step 9

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

freeze the pixels around


Step 11

Click on the magnifying glass sign to zoom in your images

magnifying glass


Step 12

Use the Pucker Tool (Shortcut: S) from the left menu bar to make the pixels cozy

Pucker Tool



Step 13

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

like the Pucker Tool


Step 14

Use the Push Left Tool

Use (Shortcut: O) to move the pixels to the left side

Push Left Tool


Step 15

Use the Twirl Clockwise Tool

Use (Shortcut: C) to twirl the image pixels like the example image below

Twirl Clockwise Tool


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.