Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Cleaning up small details with the Spot Healing Brush, part of Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop.
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As you may have heard it said, in Photoshop, one of the things you often want to do is …clean up before you enhance. …So here, let's take a look at how we can clean up some other small details. …Yet this time let's explore how we can use the Spot Healing brush and how we can perform …some healing on a new layer. …So let's go ahead and create new layer. …To do that we'll click on the New Layer icon in the Layers panel and let's name this layer details-2. …Next, we want to select the Spot Healing brush, press the J key to select that tool or you …can just click on it here in the Tools panel.…
Next, up top in the options bar on the far right, you want to turn on this option to Sample …All Layers. This will allow us to do the healing on this layer here that we just created and …it will heal anything from these underlying layers. …Next of course we need to zoom in. …One great way to zoom in on your image when you want to really get to those details is …to use a shortcut which allows you to zoom to 100%. …
In this course, photographer, teacher, and author Chris Orwig explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop postproduction techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait. Working with a photograph of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, Chris steps through each technique, from black-and-white conversion and toning to retouching and more, explaining his creative process along the way.
- Cleaning up small details with the healing tools
- Using Liquify to make minor adjustments
- Burning and dodging to add emphasis
- Experimenting with creative color
- Creating a black-and-white, sepia-toned effect
- Adding realistic film grain
- Blending in texture from another photograph
- Retouching the background