Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I am sitting here in my office editing a photo session of a friend of mine.

This friend has also been a photography student in the past.
(How we met...kind of.)

My mind is reflecting back to the last time I photographed this family, and the mom, she said,

"Go ahead and "liquify" the crap out of me!"

To which I respond,

"If I liquify you too much then it will make your husband look chubby."

To which she says,

"Everyone knows he is chubby, but they don't know that I am!"


What does liquify mean?
Well, it is a tool in Photoshop that can make things look...well, smaller than they actually are.

Here is a little crash course in photography cheatery...This pic is from TWO years ago, it is awful...but it is of we are safe (had to DIG to even FIND a picture of me that would work...I couldn't use a picture of just ANYONE).


Here is the SAME photo after a little liquification:


See the amazing difference?
It is like a boob lift and a tummy tuck and a years worth of working out
all in two minutes of Photoshop.

Now, I don't do this for just anyone, I don't even LIKE to do it...because to me, it isn't YOU if you are liquified...but it is a secret that some photographers use occasionally.

I dunno...just still laughing my brains out at this family session and as I do liquify my friend a IS making her husband a little chubbier...sorry friend's husband.

Tee hee...back to work now.
Have a good day.


Krystal said...

that is funny... I like that idea!! Who needs diets when you've got photoshop?!

Kristina P. said...

Honestly, you look creepy! I like the before much better. :)

mandee said...

please liquify my butt!

marisa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE liquify! I can't believe you shared the secret. That is like being a magician and sharing magic tricks!

Amanda Edwards said...

You are SO liquifying me at our next family portraits!!! PLEASE. I promise I won't tell Phil.

Cassie said...

Remember when you gave me a boob job in your class? And my dad was there? We still laugh about it. Love the liquify!

me said...

I wish you could liquify me in real life...that would be awesome.

Amy said...

Clear skin and tiny waist... this is why I would LOVE to have photoshop in real life. :)

Amy and Josh said...

That is SO cool!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I like the idea of it, because lets be real...I have gained 15 extra pounds, but really what is the point of taking a picture. If it isn't even going to look like yourself. I wish that I could just say that I didn't need to be liquified. =)

Barrett said...

It's kinda like the movie Shallow Hal. Wouldn't it be great if we could only see the good stuff and everything was good?! Does Photoshop Elements have liquify? I'm going to have to do some playing!

Christal said...

that is awesome but you are beautiful either way girl!! Goes to show what they can do in magazines and stuff eh! Crazy and that girl is hilarious poor husband eh! You are so fun!!

Holly said...

There are just so many ways photoshop would rock if it could work in real life. Bad hair cut? Undo. Bad hair day? Copy this head, paste it there. Wish that cool shirt came in red? Replace color! Got a stain on your favorite capris? Clone stamp!

Don't even get me started....this could go on all day.

Arianne said...

how cool is that!! love it! I too agree I love the first picture the best! you are beautiful~

mrs. r said...

so glad you liquified the crap out of me again. LOL!

Amber! said...

It's a miracle!