How To Create Flawless Photos In Photoshop

Nov 19 2015

Want bright clean photos for your blog? Here is a 2 minute tutorial on how to achieve clean flawless photos using photoshop!

Imagine this – You’ve just taken a whole batch of photos for your blog and when you transfer them to your computer, you see this little speck of dust that has made its way into every single photo. One of my biggest nightmares as a photographer is having to re-take an entire batch of photos because of a small glitch that I overlooked by mistake while shooting the photos. But thanks to Photoshop, these little things can be cleaned up easily without having to reshoot and guess what? It takes less than 2 minutes! Here is a super easy tutorial to achieve flawless, super clean photos using photoshop’s spot healing brush tool.

 

Here is the photo that I have chosen to clean up. As you can see, it has a lot of tiny dust particles from the leaves and a slightly big dried petal at the top which I wish to remove.

Want bright clean photos for your blog? Here is a 2 minute tutorial on how to achieve clean flawless photos using photoshop!

Step 1 : Open your photo in Photoshop by going to File > Open > Browse your file location. If your toolbar isn’t open, locate it by opening Windows > Tools (select). If your layers panel isn’t open, locate it by opening Windows > Layers (select).
 Want bright clean photos for your blog? Here is a 2 minute tutorial on how to achieve clean flawless photos using photoshop!
Step 2 :  In your layers panel, right click on the background layer and select Duplicate layer. You could change name of the duplicate layer – background copy or leave it unchanged. This is to prevent the original photo from saving the changes while you are still editing. In this particular photo, I want to remove the little dried petal at the top.
 Want bright clean photos for your blog? Here is a 2 minute tutorial on how to achieve clean flawless photos using photoshop!
Step 3 : Keep the cursor clicked on the newly created duplicate layer. Select the Spot Healing Brush tool from your toolbar and start brushing over the spots or areas you want to remove from the photo. And voila! the spots start to disappear. Continue to do it until you clean up your photo. You can alter the size of the brush for the spot healing brush tool in the toolbar at the top. For large areas you can use a large brush size to fix it quickly, but to get it into intricate, small areas make sure to use a smaller brush – whatever suits your needs the best!

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There you go! So the next time you want to get rid of something from your photos – you know exactly what to use and how!

What are your favorite editing tools in Photoshop?

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  • Hi Chaitra! I am so glad I have found your site. I am new to graphic design and am self-taught up to this point so your posts, pictures and designs have been a huge help to me. I added a resource link to my website, which has a link to your site. I hope others who eventually make it to my site can find out just how amazing your site is. Thank you so much for your hard work!

    • Hi Alyssa! Thank you so much for the super kind comment 🙂 You made my day – I ll check out your website! 🙂 x

  • Several years ago, when I first used the Spot Healing tool (for editing beauty and fashion photos at the time), was when I truly fell in love with Photoshop. Photoshop and Google, the best modern inventions! hahaha

    • Hi kelly! I SO agree with you on that – what would we do without them? To add to the list – Illustrator, Apple computer … 😀

  • Saved to my bookmarks! I find your Photography and Photoshop guides so helpful!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

    • 🙂 So good to hear that Sara! 🙂 Thank you so much! x

  • Healing brush is the best! I love the levels panel and brightness/saturation.

    • HI Jenn! I love the levels panel too – one of the best ways to brighten and fix the exposure of the photos 🙂 Hope you are well! x

  • Great idea! Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial as I love having perfect, clean photos!

    xo Anisha | http://empoweredinternetwomen.blogspot.com.au/

    • Thanks Anisha 🙂 Glad you like it! x

  • I love the stamp tool too 🙂 Any of them can be used – it depends on your choice and the purpose 🙂 Thank you for reading Gadis! x

  • Lisa Villaume

    Hi Chaitra, adore your blog here! I’m new to blogging and just reading over some of your posts and the advice tou give is wonderful, can’t wait to start implementing your design principles and tips into my blog. Thank you!
    http://www.lisavillaume.com

    • Thank you so much Lisa 🙂 That is so wonderful to know. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, keep in touch! x

  • My favorite tool ever. I heal everything! Ok, maybe not everything, but a lot of things! Lol.

    Love,

    Julie @ http://www.xfallenmoon.com

    • Ha ha! I completely agree – one of the best tools ever. What are some of your other photoshop tools? xx

      • Levels is definitely my most used. What else… layers, duh. Hm, masks are also super useful. Brushes too. Shapes. Well, everything. Lol. You?

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