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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Removing Distractions

RETOUCHING ISN’T RESTRICTED TO PEOPLE. STILL LIFE, OUTDOOR, AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOS CAN ALSO BENEFIT

The Clone Stamp tool can be your best friend when working on landscape photos. In fact, just about every landscape and still life photo can use a quick once-over with the Clone Stamp tool, as well as some other minor retouching to remove distractions. Just like the healing tools we saw earlier in the chapter, the Clone Stamp tool also has a special layers-related function.

Step 1: Open a Photo with Some Distractions that Need to be Removed

Open a photo with some distractions or unwanted areas in it. Here’s a shot I took in Brugge, Belgium. I like the photo a lot, but it’s got these little black vertical bars on the brick wall ...

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