The Clone and Healing tools

In this class Karl looks at two of the most commonly used Photoshop tools — the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tool.

In this class you’ll learn what each of these tools do, how and when to use them and what sets them apart from each other. Starting with the Clone Stamp tool, Karl covers basics such as adjusting the size, hardness or softness of each tool before also explaining how to adjust rotation and dimensions.

He then takes a look at the Healing Brush tools, explaining the differences between the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush and Patch tools. You’ll also learn how to optimise your workflow by using keyboard shortcuts.

This Photoshop class covers the following:

  • Clone Stamp vs Healing Brush tool — what’s the difference?
  • Photoshop Clone Stamp tools:

– Clone Stamp tool
– Clone Pattern Stamp tool

  • Photoshop Healing Brush tools:

– Spot Healing Brush tool
– Healing Brush tool
– Patch tool

To see more practical demonstrations of how to use the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools, visit our Post Production page. Classes you may enjoy include ‘Practical demonstration on beauty retouch’ and our advanced class with Viktor Fejes – ‘Beauty Retouch Part 1

If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment section below.


How to use the Clone Stamp tool in Photoshop

The Clone Stamp is a powerful retouching tool in Photoshop that is useful for removing unwanted items or duplicating areas of an image. It works by painting over either a part of the same image, or even over parts of another image.

Using the Clone Stamp tool in Photoshop

The Clone Stamp can be used for duplicating or removing areas of an image.

How to use the Healing Brush tool in Photoshop

Similar to the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush tool also allows you to paint a sampled area over another part of an image. However, unlike the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush matches the texture, lighting, transparency and shading of the sampled pixels to the area being healed.

Using the Healing Brush tool in Photoshop

Similar to the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush tool can also be used to remove items in an image.

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