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Adobe Photoshop is more than just an image editing application—it is a foundational staple in all the visual arts, from print design, to photography, to web design, to motion graphics and 3D graphics. In this course, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins covers the basics of Photoshop. Learn about the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, outputting images, and much more. This course uses Photoshop CS6, but the information presented is applicable to all versions of the application.
When doing Image Retouching, oftentimes you'll want to clean up just little tiny things, like moles, and acne, and freckles, or whatever else on a face. Or in this case, we have little bits of dog food or what we certainly hope is dog food on the carpet. And it's kind of challenging to get rid of because we have this carpet texture. And the carpet is brighter here, and a little bit darker here. So, it presents a challenge when getting rid of this. So, Photoshop has this amazing tool to get rid of this stuff really quickly and easily.
And if we click down here on the little band aid, we want to choose the Spot Healing Brush tool. Now, be careful that you're not choosing the Healing Brush tool, which is just the band aid. We want the Spot Healing Brush tool, which is like a band aid plus a little elliptical marquee or something. I'm not exactly sure what that is. But it looks like this is called the Spot Healing Brush tool. And so, we have this little brush and what I'm going to do is I'm going to paint on the blemish and paint a little bit outside the blemish, and make sure the entire blemish is also covered all the way.
And then, once I let go of my mouse, boom, it's gone. Photoshop looks at the texture outside of that painted area and blends it into what I just painted. I can even do two at once. Watch this. (audio playing) Paint over those, and gone. Watch this. I'll try even a line of dog food, and see how Photoshop does with this crazy selection area there and let go, and boom, gone.
And there might be some artifacts left over, so what you could do is just kind of paint over the artifacts if things aren't looking perfect because this is a really tough job that Photoshop is doing. I mean, it's kind of guessing by pulling textures in from around where the blemish is to blend it in. So, it might not be perfect, so you might need to go through and just kind of touch it up a little bit if you see any hard edges. But all in all, this is an amazing tool for getting rid of small blemishes.
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