Posts tagged "Healing Brush"

October 25, 2018

Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Photography – Live on LinkedIn |

I’m excited to announce that my new Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Photography course is now live on LinkedIn Learning and on

Course Description:Whether you’re an experienced creative professional or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is a hugely valuable investment that can help you get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop CC 2019 is loaded with tools and features that can help photographers quickly get the image results they want. In this course, Julieanne Kost gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.

Topics Include:

  • Dodging and burning with Curves
  • Tinting and toning techniques
  • Using color lookup tables
  • Brightening eyes and lightening teeth
  • Using the Healing Brush
  • Combining multiple images
  • Creating a double exposure effect
  • Creating a panorama in Photoshop
  • Creating a soft glow with grain
  • Creative blurring effects
  • Painting essentials
  • Type and layer effects
  • Working with artboards and libraries
  • Quickly exporting images
  • Sharing images to social media
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June 19, 2018

New Features in Lightroom CC Mobile for iPhone, iPad, Android, and ChromeOS

I’m super excited to announce that the Healing Brush is now available on Lightroom CC Mobile! In addition, you can create, manage, and sync Presets and Profiles across Lightroom CC on desktop, mobile and web. Also new to iOS, is the ability to remove Chromatic Aberration as well as two Technology Previews: Long Exposure and Guided Tutorials. New features to Android and ChromeOS are sort by Star Rating, Guided Tutorials, and the Technology Preview: High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture.

The Healing Brush

The video below demonstrates how to quickly remove unwanted or distracting elements in images, using the Healing Brush in Lightroom CC. 

Create, manage, and sync presets in Lightroom CC Mobile. 

You can now create presets using Lightroom CC on your mobile device which will sync across Lightroom CC clients and manage presets on one device independently of another. The video below demonstrates how:

Note: importing custom presets and profiles is only possible through the Lightroom CC desktop app.

Additional updates unique to Lightroom CC Mobile on iOS

Remove Chromatic Aberration: The Optics panel now includes a toggle to Remove Chromatic Aberration. Chromatic Aberration is a byproduct of the lens as it attempts to capture different wavelengths of light, and often results in either red/cyan or green/magenta misalignment of pixels along the edges of an image, especially in areas of high contrast. 

A green/magenta halo appears in the image (left) but is quickly diminished by enabling Remove Chromatic Aberration (right).

Technology Previews: Technology previews are features that the Lightroom team is still working on, but want to get into your hands as soon as possible.

  • To enable Technology Previews, tap the LR mnemonic on the home screen.

  • Then, tap Technology Previews.

  • Tap to enable the desired features. 

Long Exposure is a new capture mode that captures a burst of exposures (DNG or JPEG), aligns, and blends them images together to simulate a long exposure (without a tripod.)

  • On the main screen (or within a collection), tap the camera icon. 

  • Choose Long Exposure from the popup menu. 

  • Select the number of seconds and tap the shutter icon.

In the example below, the image on the left was taken with the camera capture mode set to Professional with an shutter speed of 1/2400 of a second. This short exposure results in “freezing”the motion of the water in the river. The image on the right was taken with the camera capture mode set to Long Exposure with a shutter speed of 5 seconds. The long exposure simulated “flowing” water. Note: Long Exposure images begin processing upon exiting the camera (so as not to interrupt or decrease camera performance during capture).  Depending on the length of exposure chosen, the resulting files(s) might take a few moments to process.

Guided Tutorials walk through different features to help you get the most out of the app. 

  • Tap the LR mnemonic.

  • Tap Help & Support. 

  • Tap Guided Tutorials.

  • Select the desired tutorial.  


Additional updates unique to Lightroom CC Mobile on Android and ChromeOS.

Sort by Star Rating: after staring your favorite images, you can now sort by Star Rating.

  • While in  a collection, tap the More icon. Tap Sort By… , and choose Star Rating.

Guided Tutorials

  • Tap the triple bar icon in the upper left corner. Then, tap Help & Support.
  • Tap Guided Tutorials and select the desired tutorial.

Capture in High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology Preview

Technology previews are features that the team is still working on, but want to get into your hands as soon as possible.

To enable the HDR Technology Preview, tap the triple bar icon in the upper left corner. Then, tap Technology Previews and enable the feature. Note: the HDR technology preview requires a device that can capture DNG, has >2.5 GB of RAM, is running Lollipop on Android OS, and is an ARM8 device(64-bit device).

Tap the camera icon and choose HDR from the pop-up list.

The HDR capture mode automatically analyzes the scene to determine the appropriate spread of exposure values over three shots. Then, after capture, automatically aligns, de-ghosts, and tone maps the image, creating a DNG file. The resulting DNG file offers a much larger dynamic range than a singe raw file while maintaining all other advantages of a raw file such as higher bit-depth per color, lack of JPEG compression, and the ability to address white balance after capture with no loss of information! Although, HDR files are larger, I believe the superior image quality and greater editing flexibility are well worth the increase in file size.

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October 5, 2016

The Clone Stamp and Healing Brush in Photoshop CC 

While working on images from Antarctica, I used the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush constantly, but found it distracting to see the sampling point icon each time I tapped with my pressure sensitive pen. While I realize this might otherwise be helpful, because I was constantly resetting the source point based on the contents of the image, I knew where the sample point would be and, as a result, wanted to hide it.


Be default, the sampling point icon (crosshair) is displayed while cloning and healing.

Command + H (Mac) | Control + H (Win) toggles the View > Extras feature to hide the sampling point icon.


Toggling View > Extras, hides the sampling point icon while cloning and healing.

Note, the first time you use this shortcut on the Mac, Photoshop will display a dialog asking “Would you like to use Command + H to hide Photoshop (Mac standard), or to hide/show selections, guides, etc. (Photoshop traditional)? Click “Hide Extras” unless you want to “Hide Photoshop” every time you use the shortcut. If you do choose to “Hide Photoshop”, you can change this behavior later by choosing Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. Set the “Shortcuts For” to Application Menus and toggle the disclosure triangle for the View menu. Scroll down to Extras, change the Shortcut back to Command + H and click Accept and then OK.

Often when using the Clone Stamp tool, I would also unchecked the Show Overlay option in the Clone Stamp panel (this hides the preview of the source content in the brush preview). Holding Option + Shift (Mac) | Alt + Shift (Win) to temporarily display the overlay when you need to see it.

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June 27, 2016

Preference for Legacy Healing Brush In Photoshop CC 15.5

Photoshop CC 2015 introduced a new real-time healing brush algorithm. However, if you prefer the behavior of the older healing brush algorithm you can now use Preferences > Tools > Use Legacy Healing Algorithm for the Healing Brush to return to the previous behavior.

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November 23, 2015

Heal and Clone Between Documents in Photoshop

You can use the Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools between two open documents: Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click in the source document and then clone in the destination document.

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September 3, 2010

Painting Straight Lines

To paint a straight line, hold the shift key while dragging a stroke. Or, click once with a painting tool, then release the mouse, hold the shift key and click again to draw a straight line between the two points.

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May 18, 2010

Panel Icons Displayed in Options Bar

PSCS5 – The painting tools which have panels associated with them, display the associated panel’s icon is next to the Tool Preset Picker in the Option bar (in previous versions the icon was located to the far right). For example, with the Brush tool selected clicking on the Brush Panel icon quickly toggles the Brush on/off. Similarly, with the Healing Brush Tool, clicking the Clone Source icon will toggle the Clone Source Panel on/off.

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November 13, 2009

Heal and Clone Stamp to Multiple Layers

For added flexibility, use the Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools to clone to blank layers by checking Sample “All Layers” in the Options bar. In addition, you can choose to Sample the “Current & Below” layers. This can be extremely helpful when cloning image layers and adjustment layer information simultaneously.

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November 12, 2009

Heal and Clone Between Documents

You can use the Healing brush and Clone Stamp tools between two open documents: Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click in the source document and then clone in the destination document.

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November 11, 2009

Healing Brush and Replace Mode

Using the Healing brush with the blending mode set to Replace makes it behave like the Clone Stamp tool (in that it doesn’t automatically try to blend color or tonality of the source and destination), with one advantage: if you’re trying to clone high frequency image information, the edges of the cloned area will not appear soft as they do with the Clone Stamp tool.

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