Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration before naturally progressing into the world of photography and retouching. Alongside a client list including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is covered with a fine layer of glitter…

The Liquify tool is a great feature in Photoshop which allows you to manipulate pixels by pushing, pulling and stretching them across your digital canvas to reshape or restructure a person or object.

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The tool is great for adding volume to hair, or reshaping clothing or unflattering bulges caused by your model’s pose. Just remember not to go too far: the Liquify tool is responsible for some of the worst excesses of the media in making men and women – and usually women – look unrealistic. Chances are, if a photo of a celebrity is accused of being “Photoshopped” – ie retouched too far – the Liquify tool has been overused.

In this Photoshop tutorial, Tigz Rice reveals how to achieve the best results when retouching using the Liquify tool – results that are true to life and truly beautiful.

Software used

Photoshop CS5 or higher

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