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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Healing Brush Tool

The Healing Brush works using the same general concepts as the Patch tool. It attempts to patch a defect in your image using the texture from another area while blending all the edges with the surrounding colors. The main difference is that the Patch tool works by moving a selection, whereas the Healing Brush allows you to paint over the area that needs to be repaired. To use it, you'll first have to Option-click (Mac) or Alt-click (Windows) on the area you would like to use to fix an area (Figure 16.20), and then click and drag across the area that needs fixing (Figure 16.21). When you do that, be sure to cover the entire area without releasing the mouse button. Once you let go, Photoshop will check out the edges of the area ...

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