- Using the new Face Detection Liquify feature in Photoshop CC 2015
- An overview of the Face Aware Liquify tools in Photoshop CC 2015
- How to Create a Preset Face Image in Photoshop CC 2015
Using the new Face Detection Liquify feature in Photoshop CC 2015
Before we begin, I must warn you that the fun you can have with this new feature must be illegal. you to continue to another tutorial.
With that disclaimer in mind, the introduction of the ability to “tweak” faces in the June 2016 Photoshop update is a pretty powerful addition to Photoshop’s suite of features. If there was one common topic discussed in the Photoshop community, it was difficult to make small changes to people’s faces in their images. For example, it could be someone wondering how to adjust a person’s eyes without making the subject look like an elf from The Lord of the Rings or making the subject’s nose a little thinner.
Face Aware Liquify puts an end to these discussions.
When you access this feature, Photoshop immediately recognizes all faces in the image and gives you a powerful set of tools to adjust the eyes, face shape, nose, and mouth. If you really like the result and want to use it on subsequent images, you can even save the changes as a grid and apply it with a single click.
An overview of the Face Aware Liquify tools in Photoshop CC 2015
First you need to open an image that contains a face. From there you choose Filters > Liquify † The Liquify filter opens and the face is recognized. Photoshop will give you two clues that this has happened. The first is a recognizable face in brackets. The second key is: facial tool on the left toolbar.
On the right is a fairly complete set of properties that adjust specific areas of the face. They are:
- Choose a face † Use this popup to select a specific face in an image that contains more than two faces.
- Eyes † There are five sliders here that control eye size, height, width, slope, and distance. You can also “go by the numbers”, but until you get a little more proficient with the tool, I won’t take that approach.
- Nose † There are two sliders that control the height and width of the nose.
- Mouth † These five sliders add a smile, adjust the upper and lower lip, mouth width and mouth height.
- Face Shape: The sliders control forehead size, chin height, jawline shape, and face width.
There are a few “mistakes” to watch out for. First, this feature is best applied to faces facing the camera. Second, all changes made through this filter are done symmetrically. For example, you can’t give the subject one big eye and one small eye.
If you prefer to use the mouse or pen on the image, just click or tap on the face and a series of checkpoints will appear. From there, you can simply drag the point until you get a satisfying result.
How to Create a Preset Face Image in Photoshop CC 2015
In the image above, I decided that the subject’s face was too wide and that his rough look needed to be a little kinder and softer. I opened the Liquify filter and used these settings:
Eye size: 84
Eye level: – 81
Eye width: 18″
Eye Tilt: 43
Distance to eyes: -72
Nose height: -53
Nose Width: 4″
Upper lip: -23
Lower lip: -76
Mouth width: – 53
Mouth Height: 79
Chin height: -87
Face width: -15
I really liked the result, but I was afraid to open another image and enter numbers. Now this is not a problem. like you scroll down through the grid upload options, you can save your settings by clicking the button Save grid… †
Essentially, a grid is a grid that defines a pixel shift. To see the grid turn the display option down and select Show grid And uncheck Show image † You look at the graph, and if you’ve made changes to the image, you’ll see areas where the grid has been distorted. This is the result of the values applied to the Face Aware Liquify sliders.
When you Click on the save mesh… Photoshop creates a mesh file – it has a .msh extension – and the Save dialog box will ask you where you want to save the file.
To apply the grid to another image, open the image and apply the Liquify filter. then just select “Load network…” In the Load Mesh options, locate the MSH file and click the Open button in the dialog box. The face changes in the parameters created in the grid.