Toddlers and boo boos. It’s like you can’t have one without the other. Unfortunately.
This is Alivia on her birthday. This photo was taken back in August. At that time, my only photo editing software was Photoshop Elements and the spot healing brush just wouldn’t cut it for removing these scratches on her face. In Photoshop CS6, however, this picture was no match! Hooray for the Healing Brush! Are you guys familiar with this awesome tool? It allows you to choose a clean spot on the face and sample it somewhere else. A little like cloning. Sort of.
I’m not knocking that Spot Healing Brush though! It’s perfect for removing smaller blemishes like the one on her chin. It’s also great for chapped lips, little pieces of dry skin, stray hairs, etc. Oh, and I’d never dismiss that patch tool either (the one right below the healing brush)! It’s equally as amazing! Between the first three of these tools, you are bound to find something that works right for your image!
Not too shabby right? Oh and incase you are wondering, I used my color balance sliders to warm it up just a little. I also finished it off with the Luxe Color Boost action from Paint the Moon and lowered my opacity of all the layers to around 50%.
Also, if you liked this post, be sure to come back tomorrow for another Photoshop tutorial!