Here are a few simple tools we suggest you use to make your photo editing faster and easier on Photoshop!
1. Spot Healing Brush Tool:
The Healing Brush tool lets you correct imperfections, causing them to disappear into the surrounding image. the Healing Brush tool also matches the texture, lighting, transparency, and shading of the sampled pixels to the pixels being healed. As a result, the repaired pixels blend seamlessly into the rest of the image. However, to someone that doesn’t know the ins and outs of Photoshop, this can be a daunting task. In this example, we will be able to show you exactly how and when to use this tool.
If you are wanting to remove any unwanted marks, dots, or small camera obscurities, it is as easy as pressing two buttons.
First, you need to select the Spot Healing Brush Tool in your toolbar. Right click on the image and select how many pixels you want the brush to cover (note that you will need the brush to cover the entire part of the image you want to be removed) – and simply click.
As for lines or non circular marks, you can hold left click and drag the this tool.
1. Dodge and Burn Tool:
The Dodge tool and the Burn tool lighten or darken areas of the image. If you aren’t happy with how the exposure turned out on your photo you can use the Dodge Tool to increase it. Likewise, if you want to add shadows on your image to highlight main areas, this is a very quick and simple tool to use.
Select the Dodge tool or the Burn tool. Right click on the image and select how large and specify the exposure for the Dodge tool or the Burn tool.
Note: Applying the Dodge tool or Burn tool to the background layer permanently alters the image information. To edit your images nondestructively, work on a duplicate layer.
1. Quick Selection Tool:
You can use the Quick Selection tool to quickly “paint” a selection using an adjustable round brush tip. As you drag, the selection expands outward and automatically finds and follows defined edges in the image. To temporarily switch between add and subtract modes, hold down the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) key.
As you can see, this tool is not only incredibly powerful, but also very easy to use. You can pick up the basics in just a few minutes and master the tool within a couple of hours. We can change the colour of her lips to anything we like by going to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation. You can also Enable ‘Auto-Enhance’ to automatically smooth the edges of your selection.
This is very useful if you are wanting to change/move a certain part of an image without altering other parts of the background image.