In this tutorial you are going to learn on how to slim down body fat using Photoshop. This does not have any Photoshop version restrictions which means any Photoshop version will do since the whole tutorial is solely based on the Liquify filter.

First step is to acquire an image of the one you want to trim off the fat. Open it in Photoshop. If you want, you can download images like these available at different image hosting websites. Be sure that if you want to use the image of photo commercially, you will need to ask permission from the author.

Once you have opened the image, open the Liquify by going to Filter – Liquify or you can just use the shortcut keys pressing Ctrl + Shift + X.

Start by selecting the pucker tool located at left side of the window, the fourth button from above. Try experimenting with the size of the brush by going to brush size then start clicking on the edges of the image. This will start to ‘slim’ down the edges by bringing it closer to the center. Apply on all sides that needs slimming down. Be careful not to overdo it.

You can also use the Forward Warp tool, where you click and drag a certain area and the whole area covered on the brush goes ‘forward’. You will have to control the brush size of this tool so as not to affect the entire photo. The bigger the size of the brush the better your control will be but overall this depends on the kind of image that you have chosen.

Below is a shot on how to use the Forward Warp tool.

Make it as natural as possible. You can also zoom on specific areas so as to make sure you only have edited a portion and not the whole.

Below is the final image.

And here is the comparison between Before and After :

Quick Retouching Trick For Slimming Portraits in Lightroom

Here’s a quick retouching trick on how to make people look slimmer. This is something we used to have to jump over to Photoshop for in the past, but Adobe added something into Lightroom in a while back that made the process quick and easy, and keeps us right inside Lightroom the whole time.

STEP ONE: Open the portrait you want to apply the slimming effect to, then click on the Lens Correction panel (the Lens Correction panel? Yes, the Lens Correction panel!), and click on the Manual Tab (the Manual Tab? Yes, the Manual Tab!).

STEP TWO: Go to the Aspect slider (the slider we use to flatten out our image or make it taller after we’ve done a major lens correction) and drag it to the right. As you drag to the right it compresses the image toward the center (like you’re squeezing the image together from the sides) and that makes your subject look slimmer. You’ll have to recrop to remove the white gaps at the left and right side, or just turn on the Constrain Crop checkbox at the bottom of the panel. The farther you drag to the right, the thinner your subject appears. Of course, if you drag too far, it’s looks obviously retouched, so don’t get carried away — less is usually more when it comes to retouching.

BEFORE/AFTER: here’s a side-by-side so you can compare the took (look at the width of her face in the two shots above). Again, I didn’t over-do it — the idea is to make your subject look 10 – 15-lbs. lighter, not 50-lbs. lighter.

ABOVE: You can see the difference a slight tweak makes. Again, the key is — less is more.

Hope you have a great weekend!