The brush modes if youre using the spot healing brush

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The Brush Modes If you’re using the Spot Healing Brush to remove acne or other skin problems as I am here, you’ll often get even better results by changing the Brush Mode in the Options Bar from Normal (the default setting) to Lighten : Try the Lighten brush mode when fixing skin problems.
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With the brush mode set to Lighten, Photoshop will only replace pixels that are darker than the good texture data. Since pimples and other skin blemishes are usually darker than normal skin tone, only the pimple or blemish itself gets replaced, leaving more of the original image surrounding it intact. If a blemish happens to be lighter than the normal skin tone, use the Darken mode. You can quickly switch between all of the brush modes for the Spot Healing Brush from your keyboard by holding down the Shift key and pressing the + or - keys. Proximity Match and Create Texture Directly to the right of the brush mode in the Options Bar are two additional options, Proximity Match and Create Texture . Proximity Match is the default setting and with it selected, Photoshop looks for good image data surrounding the problem area you’ve clicked on and randomly selects texture from the good area to replace the bad texture with. Sometimes though, there simply isn’t enough good image data to use and no matter how many times you try, the Spot Healing Brush fails miserably. When you find yourself in this situation, try selecting the Create Texture option. Photoshop will examine the surrounding area and create its own texture based on what it thinks the good texture should look like. When there isn’t enough good image data for Proximity Match to work, try the Create Texture option. I’ll continue clicking around the image to remove the remaining pimples. Here, once again, is how the photo looked originally: The original untouched image. And here’s how it looks after quickly retouching it with the Spot Healing Brush:
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Who needs skin cream when you’ve got Photoshop? Was I able to fix every problem with the Spot Healing Brush? No. It’s hard to see in the screenshot, but there’s a couple of larger scars on her forehead and chin that would be a better match for the regular Healing Brush. However, with nothing more than a couple of minutes of my time and a few clicks of the mouse, Photoshop’s Spot Healing Brush was able to do a fantastic job of removing the girl’s acne and leaving smooth, healthy looking skin in its place.
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