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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Spot Healing Brush

The Spot Healing Brush makes quick work of removing tiny defects in most images. It uses the same concepts as the Healing Brush and the Patch tool. The only difference is that it doesn’t require you to choose an area of clean texture to copy. All you have to do is click and drag over a defect that needs to be removed; Photoshop analyzes the surrounding area and attempts to find appropriate texture to borrow. When you click and drag, the area that will be retouched is covered in black. When you release the mouse button, you’ll see the results of the retouching (Figures 11.31 and 11.32). If the results don’t look good, try dragging over the defect a second time, and Photoshop will pull from a different area.

Figure 11.31. This ...

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