Open the Liquify dialog box and modify the brush size

1. Open PS 13-1.psd from the drive and folder where your Data Files are stored, then save the file as Balloons.

2. Click Filter on the menu bar, then click Liquify.

3. Make sure the following check boxes are not selected: Show Mesh, Show Mask, and Show Backdrop.

4. Click the Forward Warp Tool in the

Liquify dialog box (if it is not already selected). The Liquify tools are described in Table 1.

5. Double-click the Brush Size text box, type 240, then press [Enter] (Win) or [return] (Mac).

TIP You can adjust the brush size by typing a value between 1 and 600 in the text box, pressing [[] to decrease by 2 or []] to increase by 2, or by clicking the Brush Size list arrow, then dragging the slider to a new value.

6. Adjust your settings in the Liquify dialog box so that they match those shown in Figure 3.

TIP The Stylus Pressure check box option will appear dimmed if you do not have a graphics tablet attached to your computer.

You opened the Liquify dialog box, then chose the Forward Warp Tool and a brush size.

FIGURE 3

Choosing a brush size

Option will display if tablet is installed on computer

FIGURE 3

Choosing a brush size

Option will display if tablet is installed on computer

New brush tip size

TABLE 1: Liquify Tools

tool

button

use

Forward Warp Tool

*>

Pushes pixels forward during dragging.

Reconstruct Tool

<

Unpaints recently distorted pixels completely or partially.

Twirl Clockwise Tool

%

Rotates pixels clockwise during dragging.

Pucker Tool

O

Moves pixels toward the center of the active brush tip.

Bloat Tool

o

Moves pixels away from the center of the active brush tip.

Push Left Tool

u

Moves pixels perpendicular to the brush stroke.

Mirror Tool

m

Copies pixels to the brush area.

Turbulence Tool

SS5

Randomly scrambles pixels.

Freeze Mask Tool

C

Protects an area from distortion.

Thaw Mask Tool

&

Makes a frozen area available for distortions.

FIGURE 4

Positioned pointer

FIGURE 4

Positioned pointer

Forward Warp Tool brush tip pointer

FIGURE 6

Effect of Forward Warp Tool

FIGURE 6

Effect of Forward Warp Tool

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