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    Playing with the liquify tool

    I had a couple images that i liked, but had a bunch of limbs in the background, so i had a play with textures and the liquify tool.

    The liquify tool, kind of streatches and distorts, like your image is made of rubber and you are pulling certain sections tighter. It's a very neet effect.

    The backgrounds in the images are the real colors. I cloned over the limbs and moved sections of the background i liked, around the image. I then added a bunch of texture and blurring layers . Then i used the liquify tool and finished with a couple more layers of texture. Kind of looks like a colored stucco wall.

    Not so shure it works so well with a hummingbird, but with a flower or something it could work very well. Honest opinions (good or bad) appreciated.

    Playing with the liquify tool


    Playing with the liquify tool

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    Re: Playing with the liquify tool

    These look great to me, Steve. They may be just a little dark but if you hadn't mentioned the process you used I'm sure that most folks would go 'Wow, I wonder how he did the background?'. I'm just discovering the liquefy tool but none of the tutorials I've watched used it in this way. Very imaginative!

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    Re: Playing with the liquify tool

    NICE, it works for me with the hummers, but I agree it would be great with flowers. When and if I ever learn how to work with layers, I will keep this post in mind and may be getting back to you for some help.
    As a side note, having seen your other hummer shots, I have to say I prefer your regular background over this because it is more natural looking, but to fix up a cluttered background and save a shot, this is very good

    Thanks
    Wendy

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