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Face Aware Liquify in Photoshop CC

It used to be in the past, when retouching beauty or portrait, you would go into Photoshop and give the subject’s face a little “push”. In Photoshop you would open up your image, go to the subject’s face and enlarge or decrease the size of some of their features to be more pleasing.
Step by step these are roughly the moves you would have done.
1. Duplicate the background layer
2. Select an area on the duplicate layer to enlarge/reduce either simply with the marquee tool or the lasso.
3. With the area selected, hit Command J on the keyboard or go to “Layer>New>Layer via Copy”
4. Now with a duplicate layer of the facial feature selected hit Command T on the keyboard or go to “Edit>Free Transform”
5. At the top of the screen you now have the dimensions of your selection, their scale and their orientation. In the horizontal and vertical scale boxes either increase or decrease your feature’s scale. For eyes you might want to type anywhere from 103% in both dimensions up to maybe 110%. After hitting “Enter” you should see an immediate change in the feature’s size.
6. Apply a layer mask to your newly created layer and gently blend using the brush tool(varying flow & opacity) on the layer mask until you are satisfied.
7. At this point if you really need the space, you can flatten down the image but otherwise just save it with all the layers intact.

Well there you go, that didn’t take long and once you get proficient in it you can knock out one of these bad boys in ten minutes or so
You can use the new “Face Aware Liquify” feature in Photoshop CC (2015.5 release), found under the Filters menu.
If you have Photoshop CC give it a try, very interesting how far it has come along.

Face Aware Liquify feature within the Liquify Filter in Photoshop CC 2015.5 from rob durston productions on Vimeo.