In photography groups and forums, people regularly post “How do I fix a double chin?” questions; and other people regularly jump in with “Liquify it”.

Well, Liquify plays a role in some double chin fixes, that’s true. But it’s never the sole solution by itself, and sometimes it’s not the solution at all. Dodge and burn plays a huge role.

Here’s a fix I did without any Liquify. Just evening out those shadows, that’s all:

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I love Liquify, as you know. But I’m posting this to remind you that it’s not always the necessary route.