Clean up a backdrop with the Patch tool Photoshop: Retouching


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Cleaning up a backdrop with the Patch tool

This is a portrait of an incredibly creative person that I'll be talking a little bit more about later. Yet here what I want to focus in on is the background. You know one of the things that happens as we learn a technique, we think, oh yeah, great! We learned how we can Content-Aware Fill backgrounds. Now that's going to work every time with all of my photographs. Yet with this image, it isn't going to work very well. Let me show you why. Here we'll go ahead and copy the Background layer. We'll press Command+J or Ctrl+J to do so, and we'll name this new layer clean up.

First we'll take a look at how Content- Aware does, and then we'll look at some other options, so that we can then clean up or extend this part of our background so that it looks better. Let's select the Lasso tool, and we'll click and drag over this area in order to make a nice lasso selection of this part of our image, that we want to fill in with the backdrop. Next, let's press t...

Cleaning up a backdrop with the Patch tool
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Cleaning up a backdrop with the Patch tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching

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Photography
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