Sunday, August 2, 2009

Adobe Healing Brush Tool

Use the Healing Brush tool to correct flaws and imperfections in an image. The Healing Brush is similar to the Clone Stamp tool in the way it works, but it also matches the texture, luminosity and shading of the sampled pixels to the pixels in the area you want to ‘heal’. This usually produces a ,ore seamless result than the Clone Stamp tool.

1. To ‘heal’ an imperfection, select the Healing Brush tool. Use the Brush Preset Picker to choose a brush size. Select a blending mode if required. Use Replace mode to preserve the texture, noise and any film grain at the edges of the brush strokes. Leave the Source option set to Sampled to use pixels from within the image.

2. Select Aligned in the Options Bar (see the Adobe Clone Stamp Tool).

3. Position your cursor on an area of the image that you want to sample from in order to repair the imperfection. Hold down Alt, then click the left mouse button. This sets the sample area of pixels.

4. Release the Alt key. Move your cursor over the area you want to repair. Click, or press and drag to repair the area. When you click or drag the mouse the (+) indicates the area of the image you are sampling pixels from.


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