For this tutorial ill be using the spot healing brush

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For this tutorial, I’ll be using the Spot Healing Brush to quickly remove some distracting pimples from the girl’s face in the photo below, but the technique is the same no matter what it is you’re trying to remove or repair as long as the area is small enough for the Spot Healing Brush to be effective. I’ll be using Photoshop CS4 here, but any version from CS2 onward will work:
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A teenage girl with typical teenage skin problems. Let’s get started! Step 1: Add A New Blank Layer With the photo newly opened in Photoshop, we can see in the Layers palette that we currently have one layer, the Background layer, which is the layer our image is sitting on: The Background layer contains the original image. Even though our goal is to make the original photo look better, we still want to protect the original image, so let’s add a new blank layer above the Background layer. We’ll do all of our spot healing work on this separate layer. Click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette:
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Add a new layer by clicking on the New Layer icon. Step 2: Rename The New Layer Photoshop adds the new blank layer above the Background layer, but by default, it names the layer “Layer 1″. That doesn’t tell us much about what the layer is being used for, so double-click directly on the layer’s name in the Layers palette and rename it spot healing . It’s not uncommon when retouching images to end up with lots of layers, and giving each one a descriptive name makes it easier to keep them organized. Press Enter (Win) / Return (Mac) when you’re done to accept the new name: Rename the new layer “spot healing”. Step 3: Select The Spot Healing Brush Select the Spot Healing Brush from the Tools palette. You’ll find it grouped in with the other healing tools. If one of the other tools is showing in place of the Spot Healing Brush, click on the tool and hold your mouse button down for a second or two until a small fly-out menu appears, then select the Spot Healing Brush from the menu: The Spot Healing Brush is grouped in with the other healing tools. Step 4: Select The “Sample All Layers” Option
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By default, the Spot Healing Brush works only with the layer that’s currently selected in the Layers palette, which will cause us some problems if we try to use it right now since we have a blank layer selected, which means that all we’d be able to do is replace nothing with different nothing. We need to tell Photoshop to look at the image on the Background layer as well. To do that, select the Sample All Layers
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