Crash Course in How to Use the Liquify Filter in Photoshop

The liquify filter in Photoshop is often demonized as the tool for making unrealistic body alterations in advertising images. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. In the above video, Jeff Rojas walks us through the basics of using the liquify filter and what the various tools inside the filter do to an image. He also makes a case for editing subtle changes with an eye toward natural body proportions.

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CreativeLive Photoshop Week Starts Today

This week, February 23-28, 2015, is Photoshop Week and CreativeLive will broadcast 49 FREE seminars for Photoshop and Lightroom from some of the top experts, including Julieanne Kost, Matt Kloskowski, Ben Willmore, and Julia Kuzmenko McKim, among others.

Anyone can watch these classes for free on CreativeLive’s website during the live broadcast. Individual classes will also be available for later on-demand access for $19 each or you can get all 49 for $299.

More details and course schedule available here on CreativeLive.

Using Photoshop Smart Objects with Lightroom

In his latest video, Karl Taylor and Adobe’s Richard Curtis look at the power of integration between Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop using smart objects and linked camera raw settings.

Curtis covers some pretty cool landscape editing approaches. The tutorial clocks in at 27 minutes but is worth the watch if you have not explored the relationship of Smart Objects in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Photoshop Elements 13 for $59 – Deal Alert

Photoshop Elements 13

B&H has Photoshop Elements 13 for $59.99 (reg. $89.99) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

Also, Premiere Elements 13 is available for $59.99 (reg. $89.99) in limited quantity. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

You can also get the combo pack of Premiere and Photoshop Elements on sale for $104.99 (reg. $134.99) here at B&H Photo.

Adobe Updates Photoshop Mix 1.4 for iPad & iPhone

Photoshop Mix 1.4

Adobe recently updated Photoshop Mix to version 1.4 for the iPad and iPhone with several new features, including:

  • Auto Crop analyzes images and suggests non-destructive boundaries based on the primary objects in an image
  • Easier sharing with Instagram now as an option
  • Open files from Lightroom, Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Line and Illustrator Draw through expanded Creative Cloud connectivity
  • Faster preview generation and iOS 8 compatibility

You can download the updated version for free on the iTunes App Store.