How to Use Liquify in Photoshop

Photoshop’s Liquify filter enables you to manipulate your images with incredible freedom and precision. In this class, Karl shows you how to use it.

As Karl demonstrates Liquify’s capabilities by using it on one of his own portrait images, you’ll learn how to get the best out of this powerful filter.

Discover how to use all of Liquify’s various tools, including Forward Warp, Freeze and Thaw Mask, Reconstruct, Pucker, Mesh, and more.

Karl’s demonstration of Face-Aware Liquify will help you make the most of this advanced functionality, ensuring you can retouch your shots like a pro.

In this class:

  • How to use the Liquify filter in Photoshop
  • Photoshop Liquify tools and how to use them
  • Retouching images in Photoshop
  • Using Face-Aware Liquify

If you enjoyed this class, be sure to check out Clone and Healing Tools and Master the Pen Tool.

Questions? Please post them below.



    I can’t leave comments or questions I get this error message « Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that! » even though I didn’t leave a comment prior??

    1. Hi, the mesh is an invisible grid that the liquify tool uses to remember how the image has been bent, pushed and distorted. That mesh can be shown from within the liquify panel and the mesh can be saved if you want to use the exact same distortions on another image, but in reality this is not very useful because most images are different.

  2. Hey Karl when attempting to liquify my photo I Get error message saying ” The Backdrop settings are preventing the preview from showing image changes ” how would I go about fixing this problem

    1. Hi, if you look at the liquify panel in the lower right there should be some check boxes for backdrop settings that you have activated by mistake.

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