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deathcherry
08-06-2011, 11:18 AM
As the title says, this is a tutorial for photo retouching with the use of the HEALING BRUSH, SPOT HEALING & BRUSH TOOL.

Everything that I'll be sharing here is how I use the said tools...there are many ways to improve or retouch an image. All of the said tools have different outcome when used so I'll just introduce to everyone how I use it to retouch an image.

The image below shows the before and after of the editing process I did with the use of the brush tool. (Notice how the text was erased from the image without ruining certain parts of the image.)


http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/218/4/a/before_after_by_lara_marie-d45molb.jpg


The BRUSH tool

THE IMAGE BELOW IS THE STEP BY STEP PROCESS USING THE BRUSH TOOL AS THE MAIN TOOL.
(just open the image in a different tab to enlarge it)


http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/218/f/d/photo_retouch_using_brush_tool_by_lara_marie-d45muf8.jpg

Basically its like you're redrawing and tracing some parts using the brush tool.

*Reminder: For first timers, you might have hard time rebrushing and redrawing certain parts as it may appear as if it doesn't blend well with the whole image, do not be discouraged XD just keep on trying every color scheme near the certain part of the image (using the eyedropper) for you to see which of them would blend well.

So here is the zoomed-in image of the transition after using the brush tool (with soft round brush) to cover up the unwanted texts then using the brush tool (with hard round brush) again to redraw the outline and some parts of the image.


http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/218/b/c/brush_outline_by_lara_marie-d45n9jg.jpg


The SPOT HEALING tool

If you only need to fix small imperfections in your photograph then the Spot Healing Brush Tool is great for some quick alterations. With this tool you don’t need to specify a sample spot, simply dab it on the area you want to fix and it will automatically paint over the area a sample from around the retouched area. Of course, this tool isn’t that great if you are retouching an image with intricate details, but it will make light work out of small skin blemishes and dust-ridden skies.
explanation above got from this link (http://www.digital-photography-school.com/using-the-healing-tools-in-photoshop-cs3)

THE IMAGE BELOW IS THE PROCESS FOR USING THE SPOT HEALING TOOL AS THE MAIN TOOL.
(just open the image in a different tab to enlarge it)


http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/218/b/b/spot_healing_for_photo_retouch_by_lara_marie-d45n8vh.jpg


The HEALING BRUSH tool

The Healing Brush lets you correct imperfections in your shot in a similar way to the Clone Stamp Tool. Like the Clone Stamp Tool, you paint with sampled pixels from your image which you can set with the ‘Alt’ button, however, the Healing Brush Tool also does an excellent job of matching together all of the relevant shades and textures to keep your fixes as seamless as possible. This tool is far more effective than slaving away with the Clone Stamp Tool as it will take a lot of the effort out of accurate blending, however it still requires you to be responsive with your Alt-key selections.
explanation above got from this link (http://www.digital-photography-school.com/using-the-healing-tools-in-photoshop-cs3)

THE IMAGE BELOW IS THE PROCESS FOR USING THE HEALING BRUSH TOOL AS THE MAIN TOOL.
(just open the image in a different tab to enlarge it)



http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/218/d/9/healing_brush_photo_retouch_by_lara_marie-d45n6s2.jpg


*For further questions, just pm me or leave a message on my profile \^0^/
THANK YOU!

Kimono
08-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Nice :3

If you have enough time or are willing to put in the extra effort, you can make this a photo retouching tutorial in general XD
Anyways, good job /no1

deathcherry
08-10-2011, 03:02 AM
Nice :3

If you have enough time or are willing to put in the extra effort, you can make this a photo retouching tutorial in general XD
Anyways, good job /no1

oh yeah I'll do that but I dunno what to add more atm XD and oh if you have any comments or suggestions about my tutorial...please do tell me XD seems like mlc and Qualtz had hard time understanding them soooo... XD

Kimono
08-10-2011, 04:52 AM
oh yeah I'll do that but I dunno what to add more atm XD and oh if you have any comments or suggestions about my tutorial...please do tell me XD seems like mlc and Qualtz had hard time understanding them soooo... XD
Yeah sure, I'll read it thoroughly and tell you what I think when I have time. I just skimmed it, and it seemed informative/practical XD

deathcherry
08-10-2011, 05:26 AM
Yeah sure, I'll read it thoroughly and tell you what I think when I have time. I just skimmed it, and it seemed informative/practical XD

I know you're kinda busy right now but Thanks Kimono \^0^/

KenshinoMe
10-31-2011, 10:20 AM
Wow..I get another technique today. Nice job...but their are some other tools you can use also in retouching. Not only healing brush.

Sirsendu
11-13-2011, 12:41 AM
Nice I wuv you

FiQ5149
12-05-2011, 02:23 PM
ohhhhh...this is a nice one...

take quite a time for me to understand..but it works!

Look at my first works using your tutorial shihan~


Original
http://puu.sh/afpp

Finish Product
http://puu.sh/9Zvw

It sure takes a LOT of time. /heh
Redrawing is a pain though...haha

Thanks again for this useful tutorial. My respect to you when up. /gg

deathcherry
12-09-2011, 07:17 AM
ohhhhh...this is a nice one...

take quite a time for me to understand..but it works!

Look at my first works using your tutorial shihan~


Original
http://puu.sh/9YLx

Finish Product
http://puu.sh/9Zvw

It sure takes a LOT of time. /heh
Redrawing is a pain though...haha

Thanks again for this useful tutorial. My respect to you when up. /gg

woaahh you actually tried this!! thanks!! :D
oh wait the original image doesn't show o_0

FiQ5149
12-09-2011, 09:05 AM
Huh?
Oh i must have deleted it..
wait~

Edit: the image should be working now. /ok

deathcherry
12-11-2011, 11:25 AM
Huh?
Oh i must have deleted it..
wait~

Edit: the image should be working now. /ok

OMG a jaw dropping work from you fiq!!! great job :D Glad my tutorial helped XD

DNAer
08-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Nice tutorial....

Retouchxp
11-21-2012, 03:00 AM
Wow......Amazing Tutorial And it is very useful for photo retouching.Thanks ..

Major Zero
11-21-2012, 06:13 AM
Nice Tutorial :)