Just make the brush smaller. Pucker doesn't normally cause the whole image to move if the brush is smaller than the whole image.
Can you put up a before/after screen grab showing exactly what you're seeing?
It does not matter how large or how small the brush is, the entire photo moves leaving the gray and white blocks in place of where the photo was. I had CS5 and liquify worked perfectly well. When I upgraded to 6, the entire photo moves.
Fixed it! Read an article by Scott Kelby. He recommended to touch control, alt and shift and at the same time start Photoshop. An option comes up to erase settings and press yes and voila! It now works!
I have this exact same problem - but when I hold contl/alt/shift and dbl-click Photoshop, only the properties come up. Is there some other way to erase settings? The image posted by tonysoprano8 represents what I see in liquefy now - but my previous versions of PS didn't have this issue (and - as stated earlier - it doesn't matter the brush size, the whole image is reshaping - instead of just the portion I want to edit).
Hey Noel - I was able to hold the 3-key combo down in time - then chose "yes" to erase settings - but nothing changes. I still can't see a brush, in the liquefy. I uninstalled - and then reinstalled (both 64 bit and 32). Same error with both versions - no liquefy brush, and when I try to make an adjustment to one region of a photo - the whole photo is impacted. Wide open to any new ideas/suggestions -- this is quite confusing. I was so comfortable w/liquefy in my previous versions - is this something unique to CS6?
No, it's something unique to your system - it works just as you expect for most folks. The thing that's special is that Adobe added GPU acceleration this time around.
There's a key you can hold down when starting Liquify that forces it to use the CPU instead of GPU acceleration - maybe the Alt key? I can't remember for sure but a search may turn it up. If forcing it to run in the CPU instead of GPU fixes it, you may need a display driver update. What video card do you have?
Thanks Noel - I'll have to try that, when I get home this evening. I've got dual Nvidia GeForece 660 graphics cards, which were brand new - as of Jan 2013.
I'll report back in this evening.
I had the same problem and found a Scott Kelby "killer tip" about how to fix it and it works fine now. I cannot find the tip so I am so sorry to not be able to help you, but perhaps you could contact Kelby and he would help you. I feel for you as I know how frustrated I was. It has nothing to do with you OS.
Noel - Diane, problem resolved! Took Noel's advice, regarding holding down a single key. Had to try several, but holding down the "shift" key, while cold-starting PS produced the dialogue box "Skip loading 3rd party plugins?" to which I answered "yes". Even then - I didn't see a brush (just the crosshare) until I manually entered a brush size in the "brush size" box. Once I did that (not using the slider) the brush circumference was visible - and I could change it, at will. All facets of the liquify tool are working as designed.
Still not sure why I have to launch PS this way - especially with twin Nvidia Graphics Cards - but it's a simple thing to do, if it'll allow me to take full advantage of my new PC and my new PS CS6. I'm hoping, that as I dive deeper into PS that all the other functions work as designed.
Appreciate all your assistance!