O'Reilly logo

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Patch Tool

The Patch tool (hidden under the Healing Brush in the Tools panel) is innovative yet simple. You select an area of the image that needs to be touched up, such as a blemish, tattoo, or logo you don’t have permission to use (Figure 11.1), click in the middle of the selection, and drag it to an area of the image that has similar texture but without whatever you’re trying to remove. As you move the mouse, Photoshop previews the source area (from which you’re copying) in the destination area you initially selected (Figure 11.2). When you release the mouse button, Photoshop “patches” the destination area with the source area (Figure 11.3), making sure that the brightness and color is consistent with the edge of the original selection, and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required