Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing blemishes, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
One of the easiest ways to make someone look good in a photo is to take a minute…to cover up any blemishes using the Spot Healing Brush Tool in the Expert edit…workspace, which is tailor-made for just that job.…In the Toolbar I'll click on the Spot Healing Brush Tool, making sure in the…Options bar for this tool that I do have the Spot Healing Brush and not the…Healing Brush this time, their icons look very much the same.…So I want that Band-Aid icon with the little dots over it.…I like to do my retouching on a separate layer whenever possible for maximum…editing flexibility.…
So I'm going to start by making a new layer in the Layers Panel, clicking the…Create New Layer button and naming the new layer by double-clicking its default…name. I'll call it heal, and press Enter or Return.…With that new blank layer selected, I'll go down to the Options Bar for the…Spot Healing Brush Tool, and I also want to make sure that Sample All Layers is checked.…If it isn't I'll add a checkmark there.…I'm also going to make sure that the Content Aware button is selected in…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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