• Apply the Clone Stamp tool to hide flaws
• Work with the Healing Brush
• Use the Patch tool to repair solid-color areas • Softening images with Gaussian Blur
Using the Clone Stamp Tool
Picks pixels from one area and pastes them into a new area Aligned – source-destination relationship remains constant Non-aligned – pixels are applied anywhere
Option/Alt click to collect pixels from one location
Click in the new location to paste pixels
Using the Healing Brush Tool
Use to retouch and repair areas of subtle gradations Works like Clone Stamp
Option/Alt-click to “load pixels”
Click to paint pixels
The Healing Brush makes subtle changes so multiple passes are usually required
Works like clone stamp tool except that Photoshop calculates a blending of the sample pixels and painting area so that the restoration is especially subtle.
Used to repair large areas of solid or near-solid color Source – repairs the selection shape Destination – repairs the repositioned location
Analyze an image from the upper left horizontally across the image and back to the left. Works like healing brush tool but instead of using brush strokes to paint from a designated
area, you drag a marquee around the area to be fixed.
Works like clone stamp tool except that it paints pixels from a designed previous state or snapshot that you select in the history palette.
Softening Image with Gaussian Blur
Softening is used to blur and smooth gradations to make an image appear softer Blurring averages dark and light values
Gaussian Blur can also be used to prevent banding in blends