Repairing Damage With Photoshop:Heal or Patch?

I find that most users quickly master the Clone Stamp tool. Unfortunately many become truly stumped by its two cousins, the Healing Brush tool and the Patch tool. Knowing when to turn from cloning to healing and patching is an important distinction.

  • The Healing Brush (J) is a tool that is designed to correct imperfections in a photo.
  • The Patch Tool uses similar technology as the Healing Brush, but Patch is better suited to fixing larger problems or empty areas.

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