The Liquify tool is actually one of the most useful tools for editing photography. It’s basically a unique filter that allows you to distort or warp a photo without losing the original quality. Allow me to explain what all the mini-tools in the Liquify tool set are all about.
For Pixlr X’s Liquify tool, you’ll be able to distort an image in four different ways – push, enlarge, shrink, and swirl right or swirl left. If you mess up and want to undo some steps (but not all of them), there’s always the handy Restore button in the same sidebar.
Liquify Tool Size
Now, let’s get into the Size, which naturally refers to the size of your Liquify brush. Basically, you’ll be running that brush (or your mouse cursor) over the parts of the photo that you want to distort. Certain cases require a smaller brush size, and other times you’ll need to upsize.
Adjusting the Strength slider on the Liquify tool sidebar allows you to determine how ‘strong’ or ‘weak’ you want your distortions to be. Simply put, let’s say you’re going with 75% on the slider with the Enlarge tool selected. That means the strength of your Enlarge tool will be at 75%. Play around with the adjustments to suit what you’re going for when editing your photo.
Adjusting Density in the sidebar changes the amount of ‘area of effect’. While that sounds like a gaming term, in Pixlr X, this option allows you to adjust the range of the Liquify tool brush.