How to Remove Unwanted Objects from Spot Healing Tools

Most times, when we capture a picture, there are few spots that require healing or removing. However, if you directly remove them there will be a no-pixel area in your image. Photoshop comes with the inbuilt spot-healing tools with the healing capabilities. These tools help replacing the unwanted objects with the surrounding pixels. Let’s start!

STEPS

1. Open the image in Photoshop.
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2. There are two butterflies in the image. One on grass and one in sky. I will use healing tool to vanish them. There are two inbuilt tools healing-brush-tool and spot-healing tool. The difference between the two is the source selection. With the healing-brush tool, you first have to select the source pixels (press ‘Alt’ and click on source pixels), while the spot-healing tools simply replace the spot with the surrounding pixels. For this image, I will use spot-healing tool. Select the tool from the toolbar.
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3. Set the size of the tool w.r.t the obstacle you want to remove. I will enlarge the tool-size (press ‘]’) upto the size of butterfly. Once, set the size of the tool, click on the butterfly in air. It will vanish and will be replaced with the blue sky.
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4. Now, set the size of the tool according to the other butterfly and click on it.
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5. Viola! The image without butterflies is ready.
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Author: Haseeb Khan

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