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.
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).
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.
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!
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!