Liquify Filter In Main
Currently the Liquify Filter is a filter, it does not work
within the standard photoshop interface. It's a really useful filter,
especially for correcting the shape and proportions of a line drawing
quickly. The general workflow is to make a sketch, then use liquify to
reproportion the sketch until it looks good, and then draw back overtop
to clean up any artifacts left over from the stretching.
I'd like to see the filter be able to be run just like the transform
tools do, right in the standard photoshop interface, and updating in
Here's a number of problematic situations with the current system.
Lets say you have a simple image, a background gradient, a color layer,
a line art layer set to multiply, and a highlight layer set to screen.
Now say you want to change the shape of the outline in liquify. You
open the liquify filter, the separate interface opens, and this is what
The reason you get the whiteness is because in the show backdrop
section, it's set to show the whole image at 50%. So lets try and
change some of these features in Show Backdrop...
"Use" stays at "All Layers", since we want to see all the layers. Under
mode, lets change that to behind. That produces the wrong result too,
since the layer we're affecting is black on white, and it's not
multiplying properly against the layer below.
And then when we do distort the line art, we see our original line art
below the modified line art, which gets visually confusing when making
It would be awesome if liquify were just another transform option, and
when we started it, the brush would just modify the layer in realtime
on the canvas and we saw the final result the whole time.
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