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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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The Secret to Better Healing

We had just wrapped up the Photoshop “Midnight Madness” session at the PhotoshopWorld Conference & Expo, when a woman came up to me and said, “I’ve got a really neat trick for the Healing Brush if you want to see it.” She was right—this trick rocks! As amazing as the Healing Brush is, it sometimes gives you a mottled look, or you can see the texture repeated in your “healing.” Well, her trick, which changes the shape of the brush, makes those nasties go away. A big thanks to NAPP member Stephanie Cole for letting me share this wonderful tip with you.

Step One.
Open the photo you want to “heal” with the Healing Brush and zoom in close on the area where the healing will take place (in the example shown here, we’re ...

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