Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Cleaning a selected area, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
When you have a relatively large area of a photo that you want to clean up in some …way for example, correcting damage such as that you see at the bottom left of …this image is selection based cleanup is often the easiest approach. …And when you want to use a selection as the basis of a cleanup in Photoshop. …The best choice of tools is the Patch tool. …Now, I actually didn't use to be a big fan of the patch tool in prior versions …of Photoshop, because it didn't allow you to work on a separate empty image layer. …In order to use the patch tool non-destructively, you had to create a …copy of your background image layer, which would double the overall file size.…
Now, with Photoshop CS6 we're able to use the patch tool on an empty layer, and …that's certainly my preferred way of working. …So, let's take a look at how we can patch this area of the image at the bottom left …corner, using the patch tool. One thing to keep in mind with the patch …tool is that we're only able to work on a separate empty image layer if the image …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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