Macworld Tips: Mask the healing in Photoshop CS6

Make it easier to use the Content-Aware fill near other details

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In this photo we want to remove the woman on the left behind the airmen but she forms a border with one of them making it difficult to paint over just her.

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In this photo we want to remove the woman on the left behind the airmen but she forms a border with one of them making it difficult to paint over just her.

 

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Instead select the area where you are going to work, enclosing the woman and the background so you can easily paint up to the border between them.

 

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Select the Spot Healing tool using the Content-Aware fill and paint over the parts of the woman you can see. The masking makes it easy to repaint if required.

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