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How to streamline with Photoshop

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How to streamline with Photoshop: Knowing that you are passionate about photo editing and that you are practicing quite a lot with Photoshop, a friend of yours asked you to slim it down in a photo in which it appears a bit “weighted down”? I can’t assure you perfect results, but if you want I can help you do it. Using some tools included in the popular Adobe software, in fact, it is possible to make the subjects of the photos more slender obtaining quite realistic results.

The important thing that needs to be done to be able to obtain appreciable results is to choose an image that is not too “chaotic”, which presents the subject you want to “lose weight” in the foreground and then operate, taking care not to deform the background too much. of the photo. In addition to explaining how to act on a computer, using the version of Photoshop included in Adobe Creative Cloud 2019I will also show you how to proceed from smartphones and tablets.

So, you are ready to find out how to streamline with Photoshop? Yup? Great! Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to implement the “tips” that I will give you. You will see, following my instructions carefully and scrupulously, you will not have the slightest problem in losing weight (as much as possible) the subjects present in your shots. I wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!

Preliminary operations

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already installed Photoshop on your computer. If that’s not the case, know that you can easily fix it by going to the Adobe website and pressing the button Activate your free trial version to download the trial of the program. Once you have downloaded the installation file of the latter, all you have to do is start it and follow the instructions that appear on the screen regarding the creation of an Adobe account, which is essential to use both Photoshop and all the other applications integrated in the package Adobe Creative Cloud.

I remind you that the demo version of Photoshop can be used for free and without any limitation for a period of only 7 days. At the end of the trial, the only way to continue using the program is to subscribe to one of the subscription plans Adobe Creative Cloudwhich starts from 12.19 euros / month. More info here.

If you have any doubts or problems about the Photoshop installation procedure, do not hesitate to take a look at the in-depth analysis in which I explain in detail how to download Photoshop for free.

How to streamline with Photoshop on a computer

If you are going to learn how to streamline with Photoshopusing the version for computer of the famous photo editing program, the first step you have to take is to import the photo in which the subject you intend to “lose weight” is present. To do this, after starting Photoshop, click on the item You open… from the menu File and select the photo you intend to act on.

After importing the image you want to edit, go to the menu Filter> Liquify … Photoshop and a window will open with a series of tools inside to “inflate” and “shrink” the image. You select the tool alters forward (the icon of the folded hand at the top left) and set the values Dimensions on 200-400 (depending on the type and size of the photo to be slimmed down) e Pressure on 100 in the toolbar located on the right of the screen.

It therefore uses the tool alters forward as if it were a brush by exerting pressure from the outside inwards at the key points of the image (eg bust, hips, thighs or cheeks) until the result seems natural to you. At this point, select it as well Bend tool (the icon of rectangle folded on all four sides) and use it to slim with Photoshop the other parts of the body to lose weight (e.g. arms, legs, etc.). As soon as you are satisfied with the result, click on the button OK to save the changes made.

I also recommend that you use it Patch tool (you can call it by right clicking on the bandaid present in the Photoshop toolbar and selecting it from the menu that opens) to eliminate the double chin and other “excess” elements in the image and also to correct the distortions that have been created in the background by the alteration tools I mentioned spoken in the previous lines.

After selecting the area you are interested in editing, move the mouse cursor over the portion of the photo you want to use as a patch to eliminate the aesthetic defect of the subject you are editing and / or to correct the distortion of the background.

Finally, when you are satisfied with the result, save the final version of your photo by selecting the item Save with name from the menu File Photoshop and indicate the folder where you intend to save the file. I hope that the result obtained has lived up to your expectations. In any case, just do a little practice and try to slim the subjects in your shots by adopting the precautions I gave you in the previous lines.

If you want some more information about the general operation of Photoshop, also consult the guide that I linked to you. I am sure this reading will also be useful to you.

Note: Photoshop is also available as online service free, compatible with all major browsers with Adobe Flash Player support. The tools integrated in the latter, however, do not allow you to effectively lose weight in the subjects in the photos and, therefore, I do not recommend using them for your purpose.

How to streamline with Photoshop on smartphones and tablets

Photoshop Express Editor

Don’t have any plans to use the desktop version of Photoshop to edit your shots? Don’t worry: if you want, you can streamline the photos obtaining more than appreciable results by also using the Photoshop version for smartphone and tablet.

As you may already know, there are many Photoshop apps, but the one I recommend you use to slim down the subjects in your photos is Photoshop Express, which offers a wide set of tools thanks to which it is possible to correct even the physical defects of the latter. Among these, it includes a tool for changing perspective, which, although not specifically designed to streamline subjects, can be useful in some way.

After installing and starting the app on your device Android And iOS / iPadOSpress the button Forward 10 consecutive times, tap the button Adobe ID and log in with your Adobe account or log in with yours Google or your account Facebookby tapping on the relative buttons.

Once logged in, tap the button OK and grant Photoshop Express permissions to work. Then choose the photo in which the subject to be slimmed is present by tapping on his preview and, in the screen that opens, press the button Cut out (the one depicting the two Ls intertwined, located below). tap on the item Inclin. vertical and move the cursor located at the entry Car until you get the desired result (I advise you not to overdo it because otherwise you will get unpleasant or, in any case, “fake” results).

If you are satisfied with the result, click on the button Forward (top right) and select the save / share option you prefer the most.