Lesson 9 - Objectives 1-2 (Monday)
B09-01 Skill: Use the healing brush, patch tool, and content-aware fill to remove unwanted elements in photos
In lesson 5, you were introduced to some of the healing and retouching tools that Photoshop has. In this lesson, we'll go into more detail. Let's start with the healing brush, patch tool, and content-aware fill. Watch the three videos below. Then click here to download the public domain image of the redheaded model and try it yourself! Save it as a Photoshop file, and name it B09-01-YourName.psd
Image: Before (left) and after (right) retouching. The healing brushes are extremely powerful pixel manipulation tools! I also used an adjustment layer to bring up the shadows in her face.
B09-02 Skill: Use surface blur and the healing brush to smooth out skin and pores
Here, we'll introduce you to a filter - surface blur - and then use the healing brush tools to smooth skin and pores. Watch the two videos below, and then click here to download the public domain image of the thinking lady and try it yourself! Save it as a Photoshop file, and name it B09-02-YourName.psd
Image before (at left) and after retouching (at right). Surface blur was used as well as the camera raw filter. And just a touch of the Liquify filter.