Tools retouching - Healing Brush, Patch, Red Eye

Today we begin the acquaintance with the instruments of the second logical group of Photoshop toolbar. Tools of this group start with the Tool «Spot Healing Brush" (Healing Brush) and a few modifiers. See the screenshot on the right. These tools are used for retouch bitmap.

The most popular instrument from a given set of modifiers, in my opinion, is the "Healing Brush» . Operation of this tool, I'll demonstrate with retouching skin, as he, for me personally, the most convenient and effective in this case.

Tool «Spot Healing Brush» (J)

Tool «Spot Healing Brush" , tool call - Latin letter «J».

This tool can sometimes work wonders. For example, if the image has dust or scratches, this tool easily remove them.

On the right video demonstrates how easy it can be necessary to retouch. In this case, I drew a pencil some villi, and then, with a single motion to remove it. The main thing in this tool - to find the right size of the brush, which should not be less than the thickness of the deleted object, and not too large.

This tool works as follows: - the area covered by brush mixed with the peripheral region of the object. That is, the instrument calculates the color and brightness of the object to be deleted, flooding his color-mixed peripheral region. To achieve the best result, it is sometimes necessary to fill in dot object by clicking on it a few times.

Tool «Healing Brush» (J)

Tool «Healing Brush», a tool call - Latin letter «J».

This tool works just like the previous one, but more flexible. The principle of the instrument: Near delete objects must take a sample recovery area. To do this, set the cursor to the desired location, press «Alt», and click the left mouse button. See the video on the right. The sample fills the circular cursor. After that, set the cursor to the sample to remove objects and click. Thus, retushiruemym region (object) is filled not only the color-mixed periphery, but also a fragment of the sample taken, allowing you to save the texture of the skin when retouching. The larger the brush size, the larger the area will take a fragment of the sample. It is important to establish the optimum size of the brush for best results. When retouching skin should not be set too large brush to avoid stains. The optimal size of the brush should be about how the object itself, or a little more.

Tool «patch» (J)

Tool «patch» , a tool call - Latin letter «J».

This tool is a bit like a Tool «Stamp», which we will consider later. Yet Tool «patch" can magically mix similar in color pixels of the object and the periphery, which contributes substantially to the facilitation of complex retouching of the skin.

In the video to the right shows how simple and easy You can remove an object, or vice versa - to add. Pay attention to how accurate and precise Tool «patch" cloned birthmark on the area other than the original. Peripherals around moles acquired a new color, but the mole was left intact.

To select multiple objects, press and hold the allocation key «Shift». To subtract from a selection, use the key «Alt». You can deselect it by pressing «Ctrl+D».

Tool «Red Eye» (J)

Tool «Red Eye» , a tool call - Latin letter «J».

Red-eye removal tool that is not always effective. But if you have no experience with selective color, this tool you somehow help get rid of this unpleasant effect.

The principle of operation of this tool is simple to outrageous - isolated area of the eyeball, and release the key. Depending on the percentage of the diameter of the pupil to the eye, the slider in the options bar set this percentage. See the video on the right.

In future articles, you will learn how to remove red-eye with the help of more effective means of graph. Editor Photoshop, since this tool does not always correctly doing his job. But best of all, even when taking pictures protect themselves from this effect using the remote (external) flash. Red-eye effect occurs due to the fact that the axis of the lens is too close to the axis directional light built-in flash. Especially suffer from it users of so-called "soap box", as in "soap dish "a pulsed light source, that is, the flash is located almost on the same axis relative to the axis of the lens. That's the thing... That's all for, thank you for your attention.

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