So, did you know that on a daily basis 350 million photos on Facebook & around 95 million Instagram photos are uploaded and shared? This is huge, isn’t it? Photography has become a new trend in the town in recent years and its increasing popularity has resulted in the rise of the scope of photo editing culture.
As I just mentioned the number of photos shared, we all try to do basic retouching with those images, why not? Because everybody wants to look good. Though there are numbers of apps and software for retouching but Adobe’s Photoshop still rules the market.
The front runner of the race, this jewel of Adobe was the beginning of Adobe’s journey to new heights. Adobe Photoshop is a raster-based image editing software that not only does image editing but also provides several options to unveil your creativity level. The high-quality tools that it offers to its users turn out to be the reason that people shifted from basic editing apps to this software.
Photoshop has become a mandatory tool for graphic designers. From image editing to color correction to perspective, you can handle all with Photoshop. Besides these splendid tools, the other things that we are going to explore in detail in this blog are about retouching tools. Retouching tools have become an essential asset for every photographer out there.
Best Photo Retouching Tools to learn Photoshop CC
There are 8 tools that come under the retouching palette of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) and each of them is discussed below in detail:-
1. Healing Brush Tool
The healing brush allows you to correct the blemishes, imperfections & uneven skin. Healing brush tool take sampled pixels from the image. You can easily blend the imperfections into the image as a healing tool not only copy sampled pixels but also copy texture, lighting shading and even the transparency of those selected pictures.
To correct the image blemishes,
- Select the healing brush and adjust the brush according to your needs
- Define a sample point by pressing Alt + Click
- Then, just use the brush over the area you want to correct.
2. Spot Healing Tool:
This works exactly the same as a healing brush just in this tool you don’t have to take the sample pixels. You don’t have to provide a sample to it, it automatically matches the sample from the surrounding pixels. It works in a much quicker way however there are certain elements for which you have to use the healing brush tool to get precise and accurate results.
3. Red Eye:
Red eye can occur in your photos due to the camera flash. You can remove the red-eye in the image using the red-eye tool in the palette.
To correct the image,
- Go to toolbar and select red eye tool from the palette
- Then, just click on the red eye area, it will automatically correct the imperfection. However, if you are not satisfied with the results you can also adjust the pupil size and the amount of darkness.
4. Patch Tool:
you can edit or repair the selected areas using Patch tool. It also matches the shading and texture of sampled pixels. You can look at the below image for reference.
To use Patch tool, you can simply select the patch tool from the same palette and create a selection around the object that you want to remove. after this, drag that selection to the area with which you want to blend it.
5. Content Aware Tool:
Content aware tool has got even better in the new version of Photoshop. This tool just like the patch tool allows you to recreate the images. This help you to adjust the image
In the first image you see two trekkers climbing the mountain and in the latter image they were removed using the content aware tool. Content aware automatically detects and fills the background using the content- aware type fill tool.
6. Clone Tool:
With clone tool you can create copy of the selected area and then can paste it to either on the same image on to the other image. It creates a duplicate of the selected image. You can also use it to remove or hide certain things from the image.
7. Dodge & Burn Tool:
The Dodge and Burn tool allow us to make the image pixels light or dark. If you want to adjust highlights, midtones or shadows you can use these tools to make the area the lighter or darker. The more you paint over the image the more it gets lighter (if using dodge tool) or darker (if using the burn tool).
8. Blur & Sharpen Tool:
Blur and Sharpen Tools are also used to correct the images. With blur you can bring the main object into focus by making the background blur, whereas the sharpen tool is used to increase the contrast of the pixels. If there’s any rough edges or sharp elements, you can easily repair that using the blur tool. Also, you can create more artistic elements using it.
So, these were the retouching tools that Photoshop offers to its users. On one side where these tools can actually repair your image, they can destroy it too if not used properly. Concepts become easier to learn with us. ADMEC offers the best Photoshop course in Delhi. Faculty with over 15+ years of experience in the industry makes the institute as one of the leading Photoshop training institutes in Delhi.
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