Today is going to be a combined tutorial, using the Spot Healing Brush tool and the Patch Tool in order to clean up skin blemishes in pictures. Each method is very simple, which is why I thought it was a good idea to combine them.
Method one: The Spot Healing Brush tool. You want to select the brush, and make sure that “Content-Aware” is selected.
Then you want to reduce your brush size to just a tad larger than the spots or blemishes you want to get rid of. Then you click on the spots and voila, gone! So so simple.
Method Two: The Patch Tool
Select the patch tool, settings are “Normal” and “Source”
Then you circle around the area that you want to change, and drag to a clean piece of skin which will replace the current area.
Typically I use the Spot Healing tool just because it’s literally the click of a button and done. But every now and then it won’t work if someone has acne really heavy in on spot, because the content aware will just pick it from the same area. That’s when the Patch Tool comes in handy, because then you have the option to drag and drop to any clear patch of skin. You can even use skin from other parts of the body – like the arm for example.
It makes having clear skin that much easier!
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My name is Cherise and I am a photoshop expert, I come across many people who are baffled by photoshop. They think that what I do is some sort of magic, that they send me a picture I go abracadabra and poof amazing images. But the truth is, I have spent many many hours learning to do what I do, perfecting it and crying tears of frustration.
I am a self taught editor, mostly trial and error and lots and lots of practice. I want to make the editing process easier for you and teach you how simple it really is, so that you don’t have to cry tears of frustration to perfect your images.