Editing with the Healing Brush

Some of the coolest editing tools that Photoshop offers are the Healing Brush tools. The flyout menu shown in Figure 11-8 includes four Healing Brush tools that enable you to correct minor details. Imagine eliminating pimples, hair, and dust from all the places you don't want them. (Digitally, at least.)

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Figure 11-8: Healing Brush tools.

i Spot Healing Brush tool: New in CS2, this tool is easier to use than the Healing Brush tool. Just select the Spot Healing Brush and start painting areas to retouch. Because the tool samples surrounding pixels for you, you don't have to worry about making a selection.

i Healing Brush tool: With this tool, you can sample a selection of pixels, and then paint those selected pixels onto other areas. Using this tool is a great way to retouch areas of your images.

i Patch tool: This works similar to how the Healing Brush tool works. The difference is, with the Patch tool, you're actually making a selection of an area to use for painting in the selected pixels.

i Red Eye tool: Also new in CS2, this handy little tool provides a quick way to remove that ghoulish "red eye" from your cherished photos.

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