Erika Thornes goes over using the spot healing brush and the patch tool to remove scabs from a photo of a young boy in Photoshop. Erika also shows how to use selective color adjustments to clean up the corner of this child’s mouth.
- [Instructor] Here's a photo of my buddy Josh.…I took this photo for a gift for his mother…and, unfortunately he has a tendency…to suck on his bottom lip a little bit,…and he gets a little chapped…and some scabs and some scars down there…that we can easily remove.…Now, I have no qualms about removing this,…because, you know, it's a temporary transient thing.…If it was a mole or if it was a birthmark,…I'd try much more carefully,…because those are permanent characteristics of a child,…but, something that comes and goes,…I think we should totally clean this up.…Now, there are a variety of tools we can use to do this,…and we're going to start by using the spot healing brush.…
It's the exact same one we were using in the last movie,…but this time, instead of using it on Lighten…or Darken mode, we're going to use it on Replace.…We could use it on Normal, too,…but then it grabs from 10% around the edges,…and we don't quite want to do that…because of how close it is to that lip, the proximity,…and the color might get, might be wrong.…
In this course, photographer Erika Thornes shows how to review a kid photo shoot to find the best shot of the bunch. Then, she dives into Lightroom and Photoshop and details a variety of retouching challenges and solutions—including cleaning up that messy nose.
- Selecting and editing the hero shot
- Making a clean edit in Lightroom
- Adjusting exposure and white balance
- Cropping images
- Working with layers and masks
- Using Photoshop to remove stray hairs, brighten eyes, and remove scabs
- Swapping faces in Photoshop