Video:Adobe Photoshop Patch Toolwith Don Schechter
Would your pictures be perfect if you could just remove one or two obtrusive objects from the frame? Use Adobe Photoshop's Patch Tool to re-touch your digital pictures and photos in just a few steps.See Transcript
Transcript:Adobe Photoshop Patch ToolHi. I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I am going to show you how to use the patch tool using Adobe Photoshop cs 2 to make your digital pictures look nicer.
Choose Picture for Adobe Photoshop Patch ToolFirst, I am going to open up Adobe Photoshop. Go to file, open and select your digital picture. It's a little dark and grainy and it is perfect for this tutorial.
Over here you can see the reflection of a light shining in the mirror. I think it is pretty distracting and I want to get rid of it.
Locating Adobe Photoshop Patch ToolOn the left side of your screen is your toolbar. This is where we will find the patch tool. If you don't know which tool this is, look for the bandaid. That is the healing brush tool. Click and hold down this button. There's the patch tool. Select it and let the mouse go.
Identifying Area to PatchNow, I am going to go over to that reflection, hold down the mouse and draw a circle around the light. This is the area I want to change. Now move the mouse inside the circle until that icon changes.
Using Adobe Photoshop Patch ToolNow, here comes the magic. Click down on the mouse and drag it around. This new circle or oval shows the area that will be inserted over the reflection. Once you have selected what looks best just click elsewhere and there you go.
The patch tool can be useful in removing everything from relections, date and time stamps on the bottom of a photo, or entire objects.
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