Slim Down - Removing Unwanted Weight

Open the photo you want to use. I am using the photo below I found on a weight loss web page.

Slim Down

The first thing you will need to do is select the area you want to slim down with the Elliptical Marquee Tool Elliptical Marquee Tool. You will work on small parts of the picture so I will start with the stomach area as shown below:

Trim Selection

Now we want to add a the liquid filter. Select Filter >Liquify to open the Liquify filter dialog box.

Liquify Filter

At the Liquify dialog box I set my brush settings to:

Filter Settings

Now all we have to do is brush in the area we want to make smaller.

Trim Erased

Continue trimming down the waste then click OK to close the liquify dialog box. Here is what I have so far. It does look a little odd at this point.

Trim Waist

To deselect while holding down the Ctrl key press the D key on your keyboard.

Select another area by clicking and dragging out over the area. I chose the pant legs next. Again select Filter > Liquify.

Trim Pant Selected

With the same brush settings slim down the pant area. Now it really is looking out of proportion but we aren't finished yet!!!

Trim Pant

Now select the chest area with the selection tool:

Trim Bust Area Selected

Select Filter > Distort > Liquify. Again using the same brush setting trim down the chest area by brushing in. Here is the before and after photos I completed:

Slim Down Slim Down Complete

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