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Wed, Apr 6, 2011 12:02 PM

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Photoshop: Pro Retouchers need better Liquify

Liquify needs an update to support:
1. Smart Objects
2. Command (control) F for redoes
3. Mesh speed-up

All of these issues are critical for high-emd professional retouchers who work with very (2 Gb plus are common) large layered files. Smart Object support would allow them to return to a move and refine. Command F repeat would allow them to apply the same move to multiple layers as needed, and finally the Save & Load mesh is painfully slow - so slow that many retouchers are forced back to CS4.

Liquify is used a LOT to make the beautiful more perfect - but it needs some attention to bring it up to speed with the power of Puppet Warp.

Thank you!

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Adobe Administrator

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15K Messages

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287.4K Points

8 years ago

Liquify can be applied as a Smart Filter in Photoshop 13.1 for Creative Cloud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17-blB...

Mesh and general performance has been greatly enhanced for Photoshop CS6 (13.x) in general:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV08ER...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

154 Messages

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2.6K Points

10 years ago

the slow mesh saving/loading has been acknowledged - an update is coming. very late but I did hear its coming quite soon.
not sure the need for a command+F for multiple moves - saving and loading a mesh is the same. but i'm all for options as i know people have different workflows.

Adobe Administrator

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Yup. We hope to have #3 addressed in CS5, soon.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

Champion

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19.2K Points

Photoshop 12.0.4 addressed the slow mesh save.

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242 Points

It would be helpful to be able to add guides to the liquify workspace. I have a workaround for this, but guides would still be more efficient.

Employee

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10 years ago

Being able to Command F would be very helpful to apply the same Liquify quickly to multiple layers and or layer masks. But even making a quick Action that would respect the settings could work.

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132 Points

10 years ago

All of Katrin's suggestions would be awesome additions to Liquify! Especially Command F (something I've been whining about for years) or at least if we could set up an Action to repeat the liquify on multiple layers. As a retoucher I work with multi-layered files that have a gazillion Adjustment layer masks and if I do a liquify to my image I need to repeat it on any Adjustment layer masks affecting that area and going back into liquify and loading the mesh repeatedly is very time consuming and in CS5, which is crazy slow, it can take forever!

These are GREAT suggestions :)))))))))

154 Messages

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10 years ago

i too have to apply the same mesh to alot of masks - I've been trying to get the scripting people I know to see if they can make a script that could apply the same mesh to all masks but no luck so far. quick apply for last mask would be good then - saving the trip to the liquify window. maybe liquify gets a modal dialogue like color range and refine edge?

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60 Points

10 years ago

Puppet Warp needs to be all redone, because it ́s slow, it ́s too much automatic with less control and on SmaretObjects it ́s doing mistakes when you have puppet warp on it and you are transforming the Smart Object with rotation tool, Scale tool and when you edit the content and go back it sometimes break up the whole image.

Adobe Administrator

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Good idea.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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332 Points

Yes Puppet Warp looks like a rushed feature. Large files.. forget it. The problem is, it is displaying a high res image in real time, and allowing distortions within the image window.

11 Messages

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302 Points

9 years ago

Well this request is as old as photoshop CS3 :)

I just wanted to bring it to the new forum.

Smart liquify filter. Really, it will be very useful for retouchers!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
SMART Liquify ?.

18 Messages

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448 Points

9 years ago

add "alt + right click + drag" for brush size change in liquify

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712 Points

9 years ago

I'd love liquify to be integrated into the main interface as a new tool in the toolbar instead of being a huge clunky dialog box.

4 Messages

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132 Points

9 years ago

Well yeah! I guess we'd all like it to have the Liquify tool right there in the tool palette. I think they will get there some day. The only problem with that is if you need to repeat the stroke on all of the masks associated with the pixel edits

154 Messages

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9 years ago

yes this is why i avoid puppet warp. there is no way to save and load meshes. I think the dialogue is the only way to do this.

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132 Points

9 years ago

You can save the puppet warp as an Action to repeat the warp. I haven;t tried that, but Katrin Eismann told me it can be done that way :)

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9 years ago

i feel i don't get consistently great results from PW so I'm not excited about starting to record an action before using it each time. but i guess that's a workaround at least.

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132 Points

9 years ago

Yeah, I know what you mean, but at least there is that option. I saw a retoucher warping hair with the PW and thought that could be an interesting technique. You can put lots of pin points to hold the areas you don't want to move and then be pretty precise with the warp. It's certainly something to play with in any case :)

154 Messages

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9 years ago

Hmm - hair might be a good use for PW, never tried that. Hair doesn't work well in Liquify for me at least. I wish there was a way to lock the mesh so it doesn't rotate w/o having to place a million points all around. And I'd rather stretch the mesh with Bezier curves than pulling those unresponsive pin points. To me it takes a good pull before they move so it doesn't seem that precise to me.