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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.)

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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