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I have a fun composite that I am working on. I volunteer to take photos of kids in the foster care system that are waiting to be adopted. The young lady wore a tie with her button down shirt and put on a pair of butterfly wings at the studio I was using. Her case worker had her lay across the apple crates I had stacked, so that it looks like she is flying. I had an image of a field and composited her in, but my husband rightly pointed out that she does not look like she is flying across the field as her tie is hanging straight down. I looked at doing a 700x700 crop for you, while covering her face, but for some reason since I switched to Photoshop cc, I am having a hard time figuring out how to do that since it is not giving me a place to type PX for cropping by pixels. I could attach the whole photo, after covering up her face, if you need it. Thank you!

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I have the 700px crop now. I had forgotten that to get it you don't use the crop tool, that you use the marquis tool. Here it is. Thanks Damien! PS...the notifications don't seem to be working. I just happened to look this morning to see that you had replied. I used to get email notifications. My email addy has not changed.

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I fixed the profile issue in the origional photo of this and the other question I asked about lightening an iris. They are both the same client. I only had minor clipping in the front of the shirt and the grass of the background. They are mostly going to use the images online. Where this issue came from, was switching to Photoshop CC from Elements 13, which is what I started taking your classes using. I also changed to a new laptop with the same external monitor that I had used for those classes. Could you maybe make a blog about what your settings need to be and where to find them. Also adding all the other tool tips, like the cross hairs in the brush, etc. It was heck setting up photoshop cc.

Do you need a new fixed image to explain how to do the ripple/wave on the tie?

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Here you go! I shrunk her down in the composite so that she fit better. So it this one it does not give you as much area to see the tie. I decided to also give you the full photo with her face covered, do that you had more to work with if needed.

DSC_6643 copy 700x700 crop.jpg

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Yes, Damien I did. I did after you replied. Sorry I did not comment after I did it. It worked splendid. It took me a bit to figure out the red, on the pic above, how it blocks any liquify. They loved the composite I was able to do thanks to your help. Once I delivered the images, I deleted them off my computer as I am mandated to do. I did not think about posting the results. I had a couple ripples in my tie, where yours is smooth. It worked though.

Are the regular brushes different from Elements to Photoshop CC? Or maybe it is my new laptop. I did not seem to be able to control the liquify as well as I used to be able to. The brush seems to be a bit "off". I had a good handle on it with my last computer, but either it changed with the laptop or with moving to CC. I have it set to soft with 0 hardness. It just seems that the overflow past the brush edge does not seem the same now....like less overflow. I know it has to do with the size of the brush, but I've messed with liquify a lot and it's not working the same. Any ideas on what change I made or missed setting up correctly?

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5 minutes ago, Diana said:

Once I delivered the images, I deleted them off my computer as I am mandated to do.

Why?

5 minutes ago, Diana said:

Are the regular brushes different from Elements to Photoshop CC? Or maybe it is my new laptop. I did not seem to be able to control the liquify as well as I used to be able to. The brush seems to be a bit "off". I had a good handle on it with my last computer, but either it changed with the laptop or with moving to CC. I have it set to soft with 0 hardness. It just seems that the overflow past the brush edge does not seem the same now....like less overflow. I know it has to do with the size of the brush, but I've messed with liquify a lot and it's not working the same. Any ideas on what change I made or missed setting up correctly?

I don't know, sorry.  I've never observed a difference, and I've used Liquify a bit in both programs.

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I had to delete the images because the young lady is in the foster care system here in the states, and you can't post foster care kids pictures online unless you are a government agency. It has to do with the fact that she has no parent that can sign a release; to be able to use her image in my portfolio. That is why I had to darken her face. I did not even feel comfortable posting on here for help. I volunteer for an agency that helps gets the kids adopted. They need professional photos to advertise the kids that are up for adoption. I can link their website on mine, but I can't post the photos online myself. It's my way to give back.

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