How to Remove Background Distractions


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Removing background distractions

In this chapter we are going to start to talk about how we can clean up our photographs using Photoshop. In this particular movie, I want to talk about using the Patch tool. Now this tool is phenomenal because it allows you to work on larger areas of your photograph. Now here I have this portrait of Beau Roulette. Beau is an amazing photographer, very creative guy. I like this portrait except I want to reduce and simplify even a little bit further. What I want to do is I want to remove some of the background distractions; in particular, I want to remove this tile. So go ahead and zoom in on that tile by pressing Command +Plus on a Mac, Ctrl+Plus on a PC.

Next, I want to select the Patch tool. Now there are a couple of different ways to select this tool. One way is to click on the icon for the Spot Healing Brush and then select the Patch tool. Another way that you could do this is by way of shortcut. For example, let's say you have the Move tool selected. You could then press the J key...

Removing background distractions
Video duration: 7m 31s 12h 23m Intermediate

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Removing background distractions provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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