One of the new features of Photoshop CC 2016, Face Aware Liquify lets you quickly and easily change the expression on someone's face – adding a smile or a frown, or bringing out more complex emotions.

See also: 83 Best Photoshop tutorials 2016

However, if used heavy handedly you can end up with unnatural results (unless you're after a caricature). You need to be aware that, for example, adding a smile requires more than just moving the ends of the lips upwards – unless you want your subject to resemble Heath Ledger's Joker from Batman: The Dark Knight with cold eyes making a smile seem maniacal.

To avoid this, you also need to adjust a number of other facial features. In this tutorial, photographer Tigz Rice shows you how to use Face Aware Liquify in Photoshop for natural-looking results.

See also: Retouch photos using Photoshops Liquify tool. How to use the new Select and Mask tools in Photoshop 2016. How to use Photoshop's new Match Font tool.

Tigz says that, as with main Liquify tools, the key to getting realistic results is to go slowly, with small increments. Make minor adjustments and keep referring back to your original as you go to make sure you haven’t gone overboard.

Next Step »