Tip of the week: Removing Blemishes using Clone Stamp
Many single step digital effects/presets are found online for easy removal of facial artifacts and/or blemishes.Yet those single step tools may not be the best solution in all scenarios.
Although not a super quick tool, yet it gives a really effective result;
The Adobe Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Working through that tool/within the Tools Panel, is easy if one follows those steps:
- Go to the tools panel, usually displayed vertically on the left side- Select Clone Stamp tool
- Adjust brush size to suit the area that you need be removed
- Make sure to lower the hardness level to 0% so to avoid any edginess on the periphery
- Lower the Opacity and Flow, to repeat the brush several times on targeted area; having that at max opacity can result in an over filtered result
- Start using Clone Stamp by selecting areas in which you want the target spot to look like, in terms of color and texture.
1 - Do that by pressing on Alt key with clicking on the area of preference
2 - Start clicking on the target spot, area containing the blemish, several times
3 - Repeat step 1 then 2 several times from several areas to achieve a realistic result instead of a duplicate from one area in your image.
4 - You should see a result by now, once okay with the result do not overdo it.
Hope this helps :)
Photo credits: Ghassan Safi.
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