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In Picasa 3 Essential Training, Dane Howard demonstrates how the latest upgrade of this free program from Google will allow photographers to organize, share, and edit digital photos more easily and effectively than ever before. Dane shows newcomers and experienced users how to archive and share photos from a desktop or online. Exercise files accompany the course, but using personal media is encouraged.
I am going to talk really quickly about the new Touch-up tool and the Touch-up tool is used to help to remove blemishes or little marks or dust or parts of the photograph that you may want to quickly remove. Let me show you how that works. Inside the Basic Fixes palette, clicking on Retouch will give you the ability to adjust size of the brush that you want to adjust. When you click inside the area itself, you presented with an area that you want to then clone and remove.
Let's do that again. So what I'm going to do is select this particular dot, and then move to an area that's similar. What that does is it helps to remove the spot in place, by clicking and then adjusting. It helps to remove some of the spots in the area. And you can do this at a fine detail level or as much smaller detail.
You can see as I drag over another cloud, exactly what it does. So by putting something next to it, it essentially removes obvious spots and blemishes. This is the attempt by Picasa to essentially give you little bit of ways of editing in a simple way. Other programs have attack this by cloning tools and what not. It takes a little bit of practice to get it right, particularly if you want to remove dust or scratches.
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