First of all!!! I finally got the “Your Strap’s Down” Top done and it has been released today @ the .ANATOMY. Mainstore. This top is rigged mesh and comes in 7 colors.
I had to do some MAJOR editing on the advert for this top, most of which was liquifying. If you do not use Photoshop, I do not know how to help you on this one, sorry. I do all of my liquifying in PS so I thought I would show u guys a little example of the power of the liquify tool. If used properly, liquify can totally transform a photograph, but you do need to be cautious and use precision with this particular tool. I did not need a lot of practice when I first started using the liquify tool ages ago, however, everyone is different so I would suggest taking it slow and playing around with the tool A LOT. Here is how to get to the tool in PS….
Go to the top of the screen where all your menu’s can be found. Click on Filter then from the drop down menu choose liquify or use the shortcut by pressing shift+control+x . This will open a different visual screen. If you are not familiar with this screen, don’t be frightened by the look and layout as you will only use a couple buttons for a simple liquify. The first thing I do is look at the photo. Do you see sharp edges along the body or clothes? Do you have those messed up legs at the knee when lying down in a photo? Is a strap on your shirt or bra out of place? These are simple examples of what can be fixed easily with this tool. For example, look at the photo below. This is a before & after of the photo I did for this post. You can see the places I have circled that have been fixed with the liquify tool.
Please note that additional editing techniques were used in certain places to smooth everything out.
After you have inspected your photo and found where u need to start, find the little magnifying glass on the bottom at the left of the screen, where all the icons are…and click it. This is your zoom tool. Zoom in to where your problem area is. I usually zoom in to about 300%. The closer you zoom, the smoother and more precise the outcome. Next, either press “W” or go to the first icon that looks like a finger. This is your Forward Warp Tool. For starters, these are the only two tools you will need to play with when liquifying. Find a jagged edge and place the hovering circle right to the edge of the defect. Hold down your left click button on your mouse and slowly move the jagged pieces in or out, depending on where and what the error is. Once you start moving around a little, you will see exactly how it works. It is very important to play around with the size of your Forward Warp Tool. You can press the “[" and "]” keys to make the tool smaller and bigger. Once you are finished you can press “OK” at the top right of the screen. Walahh! Pretty simple huh? There are so many different ways to work within the liquify tool, but this is a great way to start using the tool if you are a beginner or have never used this tool before. Also, I am using Photoshop CS5. I am not sure if your buttons will be in the exact place as mine if you are on a different version but it should be very close.
I really hope this helps you get a smoother look to your photo’s and I hope you master the liquify tool eventually!
Now, here is the full photo and credits for this pic <3
Skin by Glam Affair : Cleo
Hair by Magika: Later
Shoes by Slink: Destiny Heels
Top by .ANATOMY. : Your Strap’s Down Top *NEW*
Undies by .ANATOMY. : Teenie Weenie Bikini in Pink Cotton
Hose by : SySy’s @ Zodiac