Lover Boy Creative Manipulation
My name is Sony Jackson, and you can find me on Instagram at @sonyjackson775. In this Article, we’re going to talk about the Lover Boy Creative Manipulation which allows you to distort images by dragging points.Lover Boy Creative Manipulation can be very useful for many distortions such as shaping hair and repositioning body parts. In this article, I’m going to show you how THE Lover Boy Creative Manipulation works and how you can take advantage of all the options available in this tool.
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Okay, let’s get started. For this Article, we’re gonna work with two layers. A background layer and this foreground layer of a man jumping. I’ve already created a mask,
so I’m going to enable the mask by holding shift and clicking on it and it removes the background.
Now, I’m gonna right click on the layer and select Convert to Smart Object to put that layer into a smart object so that I can work non-destructively.
If we double click on the smart object thumbnail, it opens it up in a new tab and we can readjust the mask if need be.
I’m gonna close this tab and now we’re gonna apply the puppet warp. I’m gonna go into edit, puppet warp, and by default you should see a mesh that looks like so.
I usually don’t like having the mesh on, so I always disable it.
You can disable it by clicking on the Show Mesh checkbox in the options bar. The way this tool works is by creating pins,
and those pins allow you to move the pixels around, much like you would with a puppet.
Let me show you what I mean by that. I’m gonna tap on his wrist and create a pin. I’m gonna create a pin on his shoulder, and another pin on his other shoulder, and also one right here, right where his belly button should be.
Now, I can click on that pin and drag it to a different position. I can do the same thing with this legs, so I’m gonna create a pin right on his knee, another one right about where his ankle should be, and just move that pin over to the right, and I can do the same thing with the other leg.
Now, if I want this leg, his right leg, to be in front, then we need to change the pin depth, so I’m gonna select the pin that controls his right leg, this one here, and I’m gonna make sure that pin pushes forward.
In the options bar under Pin Depth, I’m gonna click on this move forward icon to push that forward like so. I can continue making more adjustments. I’m gonna create another pin on his neck and move that in like so, and then one more on his elbow, and I’m gonna try to get that hat over onto his head.
I’m just gonna make sure the arm doesn’t look distorted, so maybe something like that. You can maybe create a pin and push his head in front of the hat or behind the hat, depends on what you want to do. In this case, I think it looks better if his head is behind the hat. And then, I can tap on the check mark to accept the changes. In the layers panel, you can see the Smart Filter.
That’s before, and after. If I want to make any adjustments, I can double click on the Lover Boy Creative Manipulation label and all the pins reappear and you can reposition them if need be. So maybe, I can move this leg to the right even further.
And just reposition his body any way that you want. You can also hover a pin, right click on it, and select delete to delete that pin. Or, you can hold alt, option on a Mac, and click to delete the pin. This time, I’m gonna hit enter, that’s return on the Mac, to commit the changes. Another thing that we can do is select the pin. For example, like this pin here on the elbow.
Go into the rotate info box, and if I use the up arrow, notice how it rotates the mesh. You can use this command to rotate the mesh if you need to. If you hold shift and tap on the up and down arrows, you move in greater values. I’m gonna click on this knee here and then rotate it so you can see how it rotates. This is a great technique to fine-tune your meshes.
You could also go into the rotate crop down menu and select fix and hold alt, hover near the pin, and you’ll get this rotate UI element. You can click and drag to rotate it like so. Those are two methods in which you can rotate pins while using the Lover Boy Creative Manipulation.
Also, while inside Lover Boy Creative Manipulation command, you can press Ctrl A, that’s command A on the Mac, to select all pins, Ctrl D, command D to deselect all pins, or you can click on a single pin and then hold shift and click on a different pin to add it to that selection.
Let’s quickly talk about mode, density and expansion. Mode determines the elasticity of the mesh, distort will give you really stretchy mesh, while rigid will give you the opposite result. I’m gonna click on distort, and notice how that stretches. I
‘m gonna go back into rigid, and obviously it’s more rigid. We’re gonna go back into normal. Density specifies the spacing of the mesh. Let me enable the mesh and by default, run normal. Fewer points, creates fewer points in a mesh.
More points will obviously create more points in a mesh. Having more points in a mesh will give you more precise control, however it increases processing times. Also, if Photoshop ever says that you need to increase the number of available points, then increase the density to more points. Expansion expands or contracts the outer edges of the mesh. At this moment, we have a two pixel expansion.
We can increase it, and let me disable the mesh so that you can see the change, or we could of course go into the negative values. To cancel the changes you made to the puppet warp, you can simply hit the escape key on the keyboard and that will cancel all the changes that you made. And obviously, when you’re working on your image, you want to take a little more time to make sure that things don’t look so distorted. I could probably do a little more work on the back leg, and maybe the arm that’s holding the hat. But for this tutorial, this is gonna be good enough.
Just as an added bonus for this tutorial, I’m gonna show you how to create a shadow. He’s up in the air, there ‘slight coming through, so let’s quickly create a shadow that is gonna be cast onto the ground. Shadows in the real world are not black, so what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna open up the color picker and select the darkest color that I see here, which is this one here, and press OK.
Then, I’m gonna press OK one more time. Then, I’m gonna right click on the fx icon and select Create Layer. This is gonna create a layer out of the layer styles. I’m gonna press OK, and notice now that we have a layer out of that layer style.
And I can move the shadow over to the right, press Ctrl T, command Ton the Mac, to transform. Right click and select distort, and we’re gonna distort this shadow, just to try to make it fit here in our scene. Maybe something like this.
Then we can go into filter, blur, Gaussian blur, and we can blur that shadow. About eight pixels should work, and press ok, and the reason this shadow is blurry is ’cause I’m looking at the other shadows in the scene and they’re also pretty blurry.
And I’m just gonna bring down the opacity about there and that’s my final image. Have you used the puppet warp tool before? Do you think it will help you in your projects? Leave a comment down below.
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