Undergoing Reconstruction

Figure 8 shows several reconstructed areas as well as a frozen area painted in blue.

FIGURE 7

Original image

FIGURE 7

Original image

Using the Reconstruct Tool and the Stiff mode, the tail feathers of the chicken were restored to their original condition. The Rigid mode was used on the feet, and the beak was reconstructed using the Loose mode. You can use several methods to reconstruct an image:

■ Click Restore All in the Liquify dialog box.

■ Choose the Revert mode, then click Reconstruct in the Liquify dialog box.

Bloated eyes

Freeze Mask -Tool

Thaw Mask-Tool

Warped tail, feathers and feet

Click the Reconstruct Tool, choose the Revert mode, then drag the brush over distorted areas in the Liquify dialog box.

Click the Cancel button in the Liquify dialog box.

Make distortions in the Liquify dialog box, then drag the Liquify state to the Delete current state button on the History palette.

FIGURE 8

Frozen areas and distortions in preview window

FIGURE 8

Frozen areas and distortions in preview window

Bloated eyes

Freeze Mask -Tool

Thaw Mask-Tool

Warped tail, feathers and feet

Frozen area

Clockwise twirl applied to beak

Frozen area

Clockwise twirl applied to beak

Freeze areas in an image

FIGURE 9

Liquify settings

FIGURE 10

Frozen area

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

2. Click the Freeze Mask Tool Ifr? in the Liquify dialog box.

3. Double-click the Brush Size text box, type 60, then press [Enter] (Win) or [return] (Mac).

4. Click the Show Mask check box, click the Mask Color list arrow, then click Red (if it is not already selected). Compare your Liquify dialog box settings to Figure 9 and make any necessary adjustments.

5. Drag the Freeze pointer © over the shirt (just underneath the lowest orange balloon), using Figure 10 as a guide.

Table 2 describes the reconstruction modes available in the Liquify dialog box. You modified Liquify settings, then froze an area within the image by using the Freeze Mask Tool. Freezing the areas protects them from any Liquify effects you apply going forward.

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Brush Sire- 60 v

Brush DensHy: 50 v Brush Presmje: 100 *

Brush Rate Tutidentjtter Reoonsbucl Mode Q St^us Pressure Reconstruct Options

Mode Reverl

View Cpfons [3 Show Image

O Show Mesh

0 Show Mask

Mask Color.

FIGURE 10

Frozen area

Red area is frozen

TABLE 2: Reconstruction Modes

mode

use

Revert

Changes areas back to their appearance before the dialog box was opened.

Rigid

Maintains right angles in the pixel grid during reconstruction.

Stiff

Provides continuity between frozen and unfrozen areas during reconstruction.

Smooth

Smoothes continuous distortions over frozen areas during reconstruction.

Loose

Smoothes continuous distortions similar to the Smooth mode but provides greater continuity between distortions in frozen and unfrozen areas.

FIGURE 11

Distortions in image

FIGURE 11

Distortions in image

Distortions applied to orange balloon

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■ State indicates most recent distortions

■ State indicates most recent distortions

FIGURE 13

History palette

Distort unprotected areas of an image

FIGURE 12

Distortions applied

FIGURE 12

Distortions applied

Click the Pucker Tool O in the Liquify dialog box.

Change the brush size to 382.

Position the center of the Pucker pointer (?)

over the turquoise balloon, then press and hold the mouse button until it is noticeably smaller.

Click the Bloat Tool ■£> in the Liquify dialog box.

Using a brush size of 400, center the Bloat pointer © over the left side of the lower orange balloon, then press and hold the mouse button until the orange balloon increases in size and pushes into the turquoise balloon.

Compare your image to Figure 11. Click None in the Mask Options section to remove the mask.

The distortions are applied to the image.

9. Save your work, then compare your image to Figure 12, and the History palette to Figure 13.

After distorting an area, you thawed a protected frozen area and applied the distortions to the image.

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