Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tips: How to distort an image in Photoshop

In this article, let’s discuss about distorting an image in Photoshop. The main thing you’ve to remember is that it is required to rasterize the layer before proceeding, making the type or shape editable by the Liquify filter. The said procedure is applicable, if a type or a shape layer has been already selected. Now, let’s go for the steps.
•    First, select the layer you wish to distort. If you wish to change only part of the current layer, you can select that area.
•    Then, it is required to select Liquify from Filter.
•    Now, you can freeze the areas of the image that you don’t wish to alter.
•    After that, choose any of the Liquify tools to distort the preview image.
•    Then, drag the preview image to distort it.
•    If you’ve successfully distort the preview image, you can use the Reconstruct TOOL  or other controls to fully or partially reverse the changes or to change the image in some other new ways.

•    You can perform any of the following.
1.    First, click OK to close the Liquify dialog box and apply the changes to the active layer.
2.    Then, click cancel to close the Liquify dialog box without applying changes to the layer.
3.    Now, you can click “Restore All” to revert all distortions to the preview image by leaving all options in their current settings.
4.    After that, it is required to hold down the Alt key (Windows) or the Option (Mac) and click Reset to revert all the distortions to the preview image and reset all options to their defaults.
5.    To create additional effects, you can use the Fade Command from the Edit option .
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