Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
With older photos, there is a good chance that you'll find a lot of blemishes to …clean up. And that can be both things that appeared …in the original scene that you'd prefer to get rid of, as well as various causes …of damage over time. It might be dust from an enlargement that …was printed or scratches or other damage to a transparency, for example. …But the point is with an older photo there is a good chance there is going to …be a lot of image cleanup work to do. Fortunately, there is one tool in …particular in Photoshop that can make easy work of a variety of image cleanup tasks.…
And that tool is the spot healing brush tool. …Let's take a look at how we can use the spot healing brush tool to clean up …various blemishes within a photo. I'm going to start off by creating a new …empty image layer. At the bottom of the layer's panel I'll …click on the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet of paper icon and then I'll …double-click on the name of that layer and rename it. …I'll go ahead and just type cleanup, for example, and then press Enter or Return. …
- 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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