I’ve been having fun learning about some of the more advance aspects of Photoshop CS4. I can’t believe how much easier it is to get these kind of results.
Well I figured I’d start off by showing you one of the worst cases of acne I could find on the internet. Here’s the picture I worked from: http://www.skinspots.co.uk/web_images/acne_conglobata.jpg
Below are a before and after shot of this man’s skin. I know the “After” shot is still not perfect but I am sure that you would agree with me that the second picture looks MUCH better then the before one.
What’s the secret?
The secret is a bit of patience and a tool in Photoshop called the Patch Tool. You can select it by selecting the “patch tool” like so:
What does the patch tool do?
Well as the name implies it patches photographs. You can use it to get rid of shoes on a beach, acne on someone’s face or even a stain on someone’s shirt. Today I won’t be using the picture above, rather I will be working on one that can be easily described in one blog posting. Once you have mastered the easier pictures working on something harder will be that much easier.
Here’s the original picture.
Using the patch tool you will want to draw a circle around the area that you don’t want anymore.
Click the area you just created and move it to an area that has similar color and texture.
Once done click the rectangle marquee tool. Then click inside the picture to get rid of the selection.
Select the next item with the patch tool.
Click the selection and move it to an area that has similar color and texture.
I like to work from the outside in. That way near the end you can select bigger selections. You don’t need to then do the last items one at a time.
Voila! The baby no longer has any acne!