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Photoshop® CS4 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 3. Fixing Flaws and Removing What's Not Wanted

In This Chapter

  • Making copies with the Clone Stamp tool

  • Healing digitally with the Healing Brush tool

  • Applying patches with the Patch tool

  • Zapping with the Spot Healing Brush tool

  • Applying color with the Color Replacement tool

  • Eliminating red eye

  • Using Vanishing Point

Say that you want to duplicate an element in your image. That's easy enough, right? Make a selection and copy and paste it into the new location. Presto. That works fine most of the time. But what if the element has a shadow behind it, next to it, above it, or below it? What a pain. The better method is to clone the element by using the Clone Stamp tool. It's quick, easy, and no one will know that only one element was there originally.

Fixing Flaws and Removing What's Not Wanted

Here's another hypothetical situation: What if some unsightly flaw mars your otherwise perfect image? Or maybe the corporate executive, whose head shot you took last week, has requested a little digital Botox around the eyes and mouth.

In this chapter, I reveal secrets of cloning that won't make medical ethicists scream. I show you how to heal scars, scratches, and other imperfections without calling a plastic surgeon. And you can now use Vanishing Point to add or remove windows or doors without forking out a dime to a contractor.

Cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool

The Clone Stamp tool, one of Photoshop's more popular tools, always arouses a "Wow," ...

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