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A cool Photoshop feature just moved from mobile back to the desktop

Last December, I wrote about face-aware liquify, a Photoshop feature based on some seriously sophisticated image-processing technology. It identifies facial features such as eyes and mouths, then lets you easily tweak them using sliders so that someone in a photo has big, soulful eyes or a more winning smile. And it debuted first in Adobe’s … Continue reading “A cool Photoshop feature just moved from mobile back to the desktop”

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Last December, I wrote about face-aware liquify, a Photoshop feature based on some seriously sophisticated image-processing technology. It identifies facial features such as eyes and mouths, then lets you easily tweak them using sliders so that someone in a photo has big, soulful eyes or a more winning smile. And it debuted first in Adobe’s Photoshop Fix mobile app, in a major departure from the era when Photoshop’s tablet and phone variants were pretty much just dumbed-down versions of their desktop predecessors.

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Now face-aware liquify is arriving in Photoshop for Macs and Windows PCs. It’s part of the new update to Adobe’s pay-as-you-go Creative Cloud service, which also includes new features such as content-aware cropping (which can fill in white space at the corners when you rotate an image) and the ability to identify fonts in an image and help you acquire a particular typeface or an approximation thereof. The company has also more deeply embedded the stock photography market it launched a year ago, in hopes of making purchasing its images so simple that it’s downright irresistible.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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