Macworld Tips: Use Pen and paths for healing in Photoshop CS6

Don’t try to trace over an area with the Spot Healing Brush

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In this photo we want to remove the cable that runs across the photo. The Spot Healing tool with a Content-Aware fill can do this but it’s hard to be accurate.

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In this photo we want to remove the cable that runs across the photo. The Spot Healing tool with a Content-Aware fill can do this but it’s hard to be accurate.

 

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Instead, select the Spot Healing Tool and reduce the brush size so it’s fairly small. Then select the Pen Tool and use this to create a path over the cable.

 

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Once the path has been created by the Pen Tool move the cursor away from it and right click. Select Stroke Path and from the Tool list, select Spot Healing Brush.

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