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5 Use any of the following tools to distort the preview image:

• The warp tool pushes pixels forward as you drag.

• The turbulence tool .;:: smoothly scrambles pixels. It is useful for creating fire, clouds, waves, and similar effects.

• The twirl clockwise tool - rotates pixels clockwise as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

• The twirl counterclockwise tool - rotates pixels counterclockwise as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

• The pucker tool ^ moves pixels toward the center of the brush area as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

• The bloat tool ■ > moves pixels away from the center of the brush area as you hold down the mouse button or drag.

• The shift pixels tool moves pixels perpendicular to the stroke direction. Drag to move pixels to the left, and Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to move pixels to the right.

• The reflection tool <i copies pixels to the brush area. Drag to reflect the area perpendicular to the direction of the stroke (to the left of the stroke). Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to reflect the area in the direction opposite to that of the stroke (for example, the area above a downward stroke). Usually, Alt-dragging or Option-dragging gives better results when you have frozen the area you want to reflect.

Use overlapping strokes to create an effect similar to a reflection in water.

9 Shift-click with the warp, shift pixels, and reflection tools to create the effect of dragging in a straight line from the previous point you clicked.

6 After distorting 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 new ways. (See "Reconstructing distortions" on page 197.)

7 Do one of the following:

• Click OK to close the Liquify dialog box and apply the changes to the active layer.

• Click Cancel to close the Liquify dialog box without applying changes to the layer.

• Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click Reset to revert all distortions to the preview image.

You can use the Edit > Fade command to create additional effects. (See "Blending filter effects (Photoshop)" on page 322.)

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