- Walls – Add mortar dents for a more realistic profile.
- Terrain – Add dips and rises to a flat horizon, path, or road.
- People – Smooth out bends. Modify expressions. Perform “plastic surgery” on face/bodies.
- Clothing – Fix bend problems. Simulate folds or tucks. Add a more natural look to “tube” clothes. Improve fabric stretching issues. Fix clothing conversion deformations.
I use PSP more than PS, though the Liquify Tool has a wider variety of options. (I started with PSP; just more comfortable with it.) I use the Warp Brush at lower hardness values, even if it means going over some areas afterward with the Sharpening or Pen tools. If I’m denting mortar, which requires a smaller brush size, I’ll raise the values. Because PSP doesn’t have PS’s masking layer options, using the Warp Brush can be tricky re: background details. Usually it’s enough to use a smaller brush size to push the details back into place, or to use a combination of the Cloning Tool and Eraser Brush on a new layer.
Before (L) and After, with wall dents and small dip by her thigh to simulate stone pressing into her leg.
Before (L) and after, showing the wall profile with mortar dents (mixed up my arrows, ha!)
Before (L) and After, with adjustments to his butt area and the blanket beneath his thigh.
Before (L) and After, adding facial asymmetry, slightly higher and wider temples, and a bushier mustache.
Before (L) and After, showing adjustments to her pants and hair as well as the front of his shirt and right shoulder (chest looked too lumpy.) His hat has a few dents, but it’s hard to see that in the thumb. Also gave him an Adam’s Apple and both more elbow.
Before (L) and After, showing added wrinkles and indents to simulate flesh beneath the cloth. (No non-postworked examples for this one and the one below; I didn’t save the original images.)
Before (L) and After, showing adjustments to the vest’s armhole and torso dents to simulate where the vest’s fabric would be pulling at the buttons.
Before (L) and After, showing adjustments to the chest and shoulder lace (not perfect, but better … that’s often a problem area re: pulling with this kind of pose.) I also gave her a more defined sneer, an expression that’s harder to achieve with a small mouth morph.
Before (L) and After, showing quickie adjustments to an outfit for the Poser G2 Males that was converted to M4. The outfit converted very well, except for the shirt pockets (and belt; I probably should’ve just refit it using scaling and translation dials.)