The liquify tool is routinely used for a bit of nip & tuck to the shape of an object – typically a person. If used properly, it can be a wonderful tool to use to enhance your image, but many times, if it is not used with caution, you can end up with a slightly distorted person or face. This new Face-Aware Liquify tool seeks to make it very easy to manipulate a person’s facial features in Photoshop by recognizing and setting control points on a person’s eyes, nose, mouth, jawline, etc.
You then have the ability to quickly and simply adjust those features and “perfect” a person’s face with just a click or two. In this short demonstration by the Photoshop Training Channel, Jesus Ramirez shows us the power of the new technology by walking us through every detail of the tool.
As Jesus hovers over the images, it automatically detects the face or faces in the scene. Small white control points then pop up over the features of each face. You can adjust each facial feature by clicking and dragging on these points (like enlarging or compressing the eye as shown in the video at minute 1:30) or completely move the features around to rearrange the face if you chose to do so. There are also sliders that allow you to adjustment each feature for more subtle control.
You can also use Face-Aware Liquify to create an effect that can be applied to an entire video, which is incredible and also a bit disturbing.
Is the Face-Aware Liquify tool something you will be using for your images? Comment below with your thoughts.