You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can liquify an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. As you can see, I already have Photoshop CS6 open, and I've opened an existing document. Refer to our tutorial on opening a document in Photoshop CS6 for more information. In this demonstration today, we're going to edit David Bowie. As you can see, there's quite a good mixture of colors on here.
Adjust the brush size by clicking and dragging on the slider that appears
It goes all the way from 1 to 15,000. That's colossal; we don't need it that big. Let's try 300. We can type a number as well just by clicking and highlighting in the field. Sometimes we can adjust the "Brush Pressure" as well, depending on what has been selected.
The more we click, the more it puts the image back to where it should be. It can be useful if we drew too far. This helps us put the image back to how it was. If we click near his forehead, it starts to come back, and he doesn't look like an alien anymore. This helps us undo certain areas. Again, with this tool, we can change the brush size and pressure on the right-hand side, just as we did before.
Note the crosshairs in the center of the tool. As we click, it shrinks the targeted part of the image down. It's a little bit creepy, in this case. If we hold the button down, it will shrink very far. For more control, we would recommend clicking.
If we're doing this to reconstruct after puckering, we would recommend using the reconstruct tool instead. Don't use the bloat tool to try to undo puckering. This tool makes everything seem as though it's being looked at through a fish-eye lens.
We are dragging in a similar way as we did with our forward warp tool. This again can be quite interesting, although it's sometimes quite harsh. We could lessen the brush pressure to make it a little bit more subtle. It takes a few strokes if we're using less pressure to get the same effect. Play around with this.