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Reshaping / contouring the body in Elements 9

Dec 29, 2012 7:43 PM

What is the best way to reshape/contour the body (specifically, thin out an upper thigh) in Elements 9 ?

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    Dec 30, 2012 12:16 AM   in reply to FocusOn

    You might try the filter: distort / liquify.


    Sometimes, the 'pinch' or 'spherize' options in the distort filter may help you to enlarge  / reduce a part of a person (nose...)

    Note that they act on the center of the image. If the part you want to alter is not in the center of the image, increase the canvas size and crop so that the target part is in the center. You'll crop the unwanted canvas parts afterwards.

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    Dec 30, 2012 5:59 AM   in reply to FocusOn

    A little gentle bumping with the warp tool in the liquify filter is also useful for working on specific parts of people, like thighs and double chins.

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    Dec 30, 2012 11:38 AM   in reply to FocusOn

    If you attached a photo via email, you can't do it that way. Adobe requires you to come to the forum web page and use the camera icon above the message composition area to post images.


    Usually you're going to need a combination of techniques to get a really good result (despite all those internet videos where it's just a click to radically reshape someone). Perhaps working on a duplicate layer then erasing the pileup, or a little cloning would fix the spot--hard to say without seeing it.

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