This tutorial is to show how to remove the blemishes present in the image using Photoshop CS6. However, the older version can also be used for the same. The tools in use for the tutorial are Healing Brush Tool and Clone Stamp Tool.
Following are the steps involved in removing the blemishes:
Using Photoshop, open the image and catch hold of the Healing Brush Tool by pressing shift+J repeatedly until it appears. It must be made sure that the source is sampled and “all layers” is the sample itself.
It must be made sure that the processing is on-destructive for which a new layer has to be created. In order to generate a new layer, press ctrl+shift+N/ cmd+shift+N and to be renamed as “healing brush”! Do not get panicky if you are using the Healing Brush Tool for the first time.
To know it, we should we aware of “source” which means a region or an area from where the reference is taken by Photoshop to process the image further. For instance, to remove the blemish encircled in the image, the source or area is supposed to be selected.
The source can be defined by pressing and holding, Alt/Opt key, the cursor will change its shape to something as shown in the image below.
Click on the blemish after the source is defined.
After that, the image should look similar to the one shown below.
Let’s kick-start! The source encircled with the color red is the ideal source to remove the blemish encircled in yellow. To do so, press and hold down, Alt/Opt key and click on that area.
The image should like the one shown below after removing that particular blemish.
In a similar manner, repeat the same for all the blemishes as instructed in step 2 and 3.
If you wish to remove the blemishes, we first need to create a new layer. For the same, press ctrl+shift+N/cmd+shift+N and rename it to “Clone”.
To define the region, choose Alt/Opt.
Now to remove the dark spot, paint over it. We can spot some flaws in the image because the existing skin texture did not blend with the newly created skin texture.
Use the Healing Brush Tool again to fix this problem. To do so, simply redefine the source and paint it over all over the spot.
To conclude, we can see in the above images, the blend of skin’s texture is just perfect. This could yield, effective and efficient results.