Photoshop Elements 2020 For Dummies
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The Adjust Facial Features command is a light, automated version of the infamous Liquify feature, the power tool used to retouch many a magazine photo. Adjust Facial Features doesn't allow for much manual manipulation, but the effect is pretty dramatic, not to mention seamless and easy to use. Get ready for retouching requests from friends and family!

Here's how to use this feature:

  1. Open an image in Expert or Quick mode.
  2. Choose Enhance→Adjust Facial Features.The Adjust Facial Features dialog box appears.In the dialog box, a circle surrounds the area that will be affected by the adjustments. Note that Elements first analyzes whether it's truly a face or not. We tried it with an image of a cat. No dice.
  3. Use the sliders to modify facial features such as eyes, nose, lips, chin, and face, as shown here.

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    The Adjust Facial Features command easily modifies facial characteristics.

    Elements 2021 has added a Face Tilt feature that enables you to adjust the various angles of the face.

  4. Toggle your Before and After button to view your results.
  5. Satisfied? Click OK. Not satisfied? Start over by clicking Reset.

Choose Preferences→Performance and verify that the Use Graphic Processor option is selected to ensure better and smoother performance when using features like Adjust Facial Features and the Lens Blur and Liquify filters.

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Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio, and an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University. She has authored or coauthored more than 30 books. Ted Padova, author of more than 60 computer books, is an adjunct professor of visual arts and digital photography at Silliman University in Dumaguete, Philippines.

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