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5 Top Photoshop Tutorials: How To Use Clone, Repair And Healing Tools In Photoshop

Learn how to clone, heal and repair your images to create perfect pictures in Adobe Photoshop.

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It's always good to get your shots right in-camera but there are times when this isn't possible. For example, you may have a few shots from the zoo where bars spoil the shot or have a distracting object in the background of a portrait you didn't notice when you took the shot or it was impossible to avoid. In these cases, you can use Photoshop to fix your photos.


ePHOTOzine has covered healing, cloning and repairing in various tutorials so if you need to brush up on your photo editing knowledge or just want to learn a new skill, click on the following links: 


1. How To Use Photoshop's Healing Tools

If there is one aspect of Photoshop that is essential but often misunderstood, it’s the healing tools. It doesn’t matter if you are a digital photographer or use a hybrid approach scanning film, you simply can't get by without the healing tools.


2. Repair Your Butterfly Images In Photoshop

Butterflies are fairly difficult insects to photograph because they tend not to keep still for long, are easily frightened and are so fragile they're often damaged. In this technique, we're going to look at improving a typical butterfly shot where you may have a blurred wing spoiling it.


3. Introduction To The Clone Stamp Tool

One of the most useful tools in the digital photographer's toolbox is the Clone tool - it's also known as the Rubber Stamp or Clone Stamp. In simple terms, all that happens is the Clone Stamp tool picks up, or samples, pixels from one place and drops them somewhere else. It’s one of the most used devices to remove or add detail to a digital image.


4. Remove Unwanted Items From Images

When you return from a day at the beach and look back at your photos to find a collection of brightly coloured brollies, windbreaks or even people spoiling your shots there's only one thing to do and that is to make them disappear. By using a simple tool in Photoshop, no it's not a magic wand, you can easily turn a cluttered beach scene into something much more pleasing to look at.


5. Fixing Red Eye In Photoshop

Red eye's caused by the flash illuminating blood vessels in the eye and when the light bounces back, you get red eyes. Some people are more likely to get red-eye than others but if you're one of these people or you have a family member who does, here are a few methods you can try to fix it so it doesn't spoil your family holiday shots.


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4 Oct 2015 9:11PM
You described the all repairing actions for photos nicely. I have gotten all my problems related to repairing techniques. Thanks!

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