How To Fix A Glitchy Liquify Brush in Photoshop On Windows

How To Fix A Glitchy Liquify Brush in Photoshop On Windows

When I first started on my journey of learning my way around Photoshop I was a full-on Apple product fanboy, it just seemed like every creative was using an Apple machine and that I should do the same. Once I went full-time, I realized that I could build myself a PC that would be much more powerful for the price.

After my build was complete, the first thing I did was install the Wacom drivers and Photoshop, only to find that some things didn’t work quite as I had expected them to. There were major brush lag issues and the annoyance of Window Ink that would be a shock to anyone having just moved over to Windows from Mac OS X.

A few Google searches in and I had fixed the issues of Windows Ink and the odd brush behaviour but there was still one issue that I couldn’t fix: in Liquify, my brush would jump around like an over-caffeinated bouncy ball, making it next to impossible to liquify anything (unless you waited between each brush stroke for it to chill out).

Some people had the issue and some didn’t. It seemed to only affect people with an NVIDIA GTX graphics card.

I lived with this issue for around 7 months and had almost given up but I recently decided to set a day aside to try once more to figure it out, and thankfully I was successful this time around.

First, you need to open the NVIDIA Control Panel — you can do this by right-clicking on your desktop and clicking NVIDIA Control Panel or on your taskbar on the bottom right you can expand the icons to find it hidden there as NVIDIA Settings.

On the left side of the newly opened window expand 3D Settings and go to Manage 3D Settings. There should be two tabs in the main section of the window, click on the Program Settings tab.

From here, choose Adobe Photoshop as the program you want to customize and scroll down to the bottom where it shows Vertical Sync and set it to Off. Finish off the process by clicking Apply. For me, this was the last step, but some people have had to restart their computer for the change to take effect.

Now open up Photoshop and enjoy a jitter-free Liquify experience.

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About the author: Jordan Hartley is a commercial beauty and fashion retoucher based in Canada. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of his work on his website and Instagram. This article was also published here.


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How To Fix A Glitchy Liquify Brush in Photoshop On Windows

Helmut Lang Gets Personal in Pre-Fall 2018 Campaign

Helmut Lang Gets Personal in Pre-Fall 2018 Campaign
Looking for love? Look no further than Helmut Lang’s Instagram. For its latest campaign, the label has published a series of hyperreal personal ads starring 12 eligible singles dressed in the Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2018 collection. Rendered in a gauzy, VHS-quality resolution, each ad features a real-life single with instructions to potential suitors to “email LOVE@HELMUTLANG.COM to connect.”

While the bachelors and bachelorettes—made up of primarily non-models of all ages—may not have…

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Helmut Lang Gets Personal in Pre-Fall 2018 Campaign

Man Claims Photo Shows Angel Above His Truck

Man Claims Photo Shows Angel Above His Truck

A Michigan man is receiving international attention this week after claiming that he has a photo showing an angel hovering over his truck at night.

WPBN reports that East Jordan, Michigan fire chief Glen Thomas received an email from his security camera last week after it was activated by its motion sensor.

Thorman says he couldn’t believe what he saw and immediately sent the photo to his pastor, Deneille Moes.

“I have a security camera that sits in my window and I have it set to take two pictures, back to back, a second or two apart,” Thorman says. “I had it going off after midnight that night and I didn’t check it then, but when I was eating lunch the next day I was thinking, ‘oh look, the camera took a couple of pictures last night’.

“I was like, ‘whoa, it’s an angel’. I mean, honestly, tears started coming from my eyes and right then I sent it to my wife and I sent it to my pastor. The pastor said right back, ‘that’s an angel’.”

Moes, also believing that the photo was supernatural, shared the image on his church’s Facebook page, where it went viral.

“It was really clear to me the minute I looked at the photo, I just kind of freaked out a bit,” Moes tells WPBN. “I went like ‘Whoa! That’s an angel!’ And I texted him back, ‘That’s an angel.’ There wasn’t any doubt in my mind that we were looking at something supernatural.”

The photo has since been published across the world, and Thorman has since been interviewed by major media outlets about the photo.

But not everyone is convinced in the miraculous nature of the picture. WBPN took the photos to a local professional photographer named Joe Clark, who believes it may simply show a moth.

“It is definitely moth-shaped in the first photo,” Clark tells WBPN. “You can kind of clearly see what looks, or could be interpreted as, wings and a head, but at the same time since it’s not clearly in focus and since it is what it is, there may be room for interpretation.”

The church disputes the moth explanation, saying that “being” had translucent wings, that the temperature at the time of the photo was likely around 39°F (~4°C), and that moths haven’t been seen in the area.


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This is What Hawaii’s Volcano Eruption Looks Like From Space

This is What Hawaii’s Volcano Eruption Looks Like From Space

The ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii has led to tens of thousands of evacuations and the destruction of tens of homes. And the eruption has grown to such a scale that it can now be easily seen from the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut A.J. (Drew) Feustel has shared a photo captured from the space station that shows what the island looks like from space.

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Astronaut Ricky Arnold also shared photos of the growing plumes.

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Both Feustel and Arnold coincidentally flew to the ISS under the callsign “Hawaii” back in March, weeks before the Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone started spewing lava fountains, lava flows, and volcanic gas.


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Grace Elizabeth is the Newest Face of Estée Lauder

Grace Elizabeth is the Newest Face of Estée Lauder
No stranger to V, supermodel Grace Elizabeth took to her Instagram today to announce she is officially the newest member of the Estée Lauder family. The 21-year-old, who has proven herself as an industry front unner with a multitude of covers and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows under her belt, will join the likes of Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Kendall Jenner, all who have been honored with this monumental achievement.

Congratulations, Grace Elizabeth! V love you!

 

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Grace Elizabeth is the Newest Face of Estée Lauder

How to Shoot a NASA Rocket Launch with a Remote Camera

How to Shoot a NASA Rocket Launch with a Remote Camera

When NASA launched its Insight rocket in the pre-dawn hours of May 5th, 2018, photographer Norman Chan of Tested was on hand with a remote camera setup to shoot his first launch. The 15-minute video above is his record of everything that goes into capturing a NASA rocket launch.

Several hours before the launch, Chan visits the site, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, to set up his remote camera equipment. Unsure of what exactly he’ll need prior to getting on site, Chan brings an arsenal of different cameras and lenses to make sure he’s ready with the right combo.

Chan ends up using a Canon 5D Mark IV (aperture priority, f/8, ISO 100), Sigma 50mm lens, tripod, sandbags, a trash bag, and a MIOPS trigger.

At 7 am, 3 hours after launch, Chan stepped off the bus back onto the site to check his remote camera gear. Once he got the memory card to his computer, Chan found that the camera had snapped 90 photos during launch.

The hazy conditions that morning ended up obscuring most details in the resulting photos, but Chan did end up with a sequence showing the flaming exhaust rising up into the sky and the giant plume of smoke enveloping the frame.

Chan says that if he were to do things over, he would boost ISO higher to ensure a faster shutter speed than the 1/400s that the camera used since motion in his photos were more blurred than he expected.

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Photog POV: Shooting a Wedding Day from Start to Finish

Photog POV: Shooting a Wedding Day from Start to Finish

Wedding photographer Taylor Jackson made this inspiring 23-minute video showing how he shot a wedding day from start to finish, as seen from his point of view.

Starting from the bridal party’s preparations to shooting portraits of the newly-married couple after the reception, Jackson shares behind-the-scenes footage, his resulting photos, and his commentary throughout.

You can find more of Jackson’s work and teaching through his YouTube, course website, and Instagram.

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Photog POV: Shooting a Wedding Day from Start to Finish

I Fell Into the Ocean While Shooting a Wedding

I Fell Into the Ocean While Shooting a Wedding

This is the story of how I fell into the ocean while shooting a wedding. I was contracted to shoot a wedding for a couple named Erin and Ben. It was poised to be a beautiful day: we had great weather and everyone involved was super excited as the wedding ceremony was to be out on a small island just off the coast of Pender Harbour, North of Vancouver, Canada.

After shooting the wedding preparations in the morning, the wedding party hopped on boats and headed over to the island. There were about 100 guests that were ferried over prior to us heading over. The brides family had brought their own dock over for people to disembark onto the small island.

Once everyone was on the island, it was time for the bride and her father to walk off the boat and down the dock. The bride and her father stepped off the boat and I started to capture the moment, walking backwards as they walked towards the island.

I knew there was a notched section out of the dock and I shoulder checked to make sure where I was… but I shoulder checked the wrong way. The cutout was right behind me, and I walked straight off the dock into the ocean!

Someone on the island captured that moment.

I had two Nikon DSLR camera bodies with accompanying lenses, flashes, and other wedding essentials. The bride’s face in the images says it all. Disaster.

After the bride’s dad pulled me out of the water I composed myself, apologized, and asked for a moment. The second photo captured by another guest is of me walking up the island with water running off of me — my James Bond moment.

The butt of my pants also got torn when I hit the rocks underneath the water.

However, I am nothing but a professional and after dusting myself off (by dusting I mean running soaking wet onto the island), I started searching the crowd as I walked up the rocks to see if there was a potential camera I could commandeer. Luckily my second shooter Aaron Aubrey had two full setups. It was still challenging though, as one was a wider lens setup and the other a longer lens one. I collected myself, reset, and soldiered on.

We shot the ceremony and all the formals on the island and boats, some of the nicest wedding photos I have taken.

Upon getting back to the bride’s parent’s waterfront property for the reception — which was held on the docks, and needless to say, I was a little weary working around the edges — I had my second shooter work on the beginning of the reception and I went straight to confirming that nothing was lost on the cards that were in my cameras at the time of the “incident”, followed by backing up all the files. I was so happy (and relieved) to be able to tell the couple right away that their wedding photos were all safe and that I had backed them up.

The wedding turned out to be a beautiful occasion, and the couple and their families were ecstatic with how their images turned out. They also now have a hilarious story to tell when showing off the images we captured for them. The bride actually mentioned to me how nervous she was up until that point, and that she felt more relaxed after having a good laugh (at my expense).

After looking at the timestamp on images, it turns out I only delayed the wedding by 3 minutes, although at a cost of over $15,000. Thankfully, I have insurance.

This was also probably the best experience I have had with dealing with any insurance company. They paid my claim in a week. They also got a good laugh at those two photos of me falling.

No matter what happens on the big day, clients’ images are one of the most important aspects of the wedding, and we as professional photographers have the responsibility to make sure that they are the best interpretation of the moments had by that couple and their families, even if you fall into the ocean!


P.S. I wanna give a huge shout out to my second shooter Aaron Aubrey for having my back and to Beau Photo Supply in Vancouver who helped me get my new gear even before the insurance was paid out so I could be back up and running Monday morning.


About the author: Erich Saide is an award-winning photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of his work on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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I Fell Into the Ocean While Shooting a Wedding