8 Minute Photoshop Tutorial: Get To Know The Patch Tool For Fast Fixes

Oct 16, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

8 Minute Photoshop Tutorial: Get To Know The Patch Tool For Fast Fixes

Oct 16, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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Most Photoshop users are familiar with the Clone and Healing Brushes as a means to remove distracting objects from a photo, but there’s also a useful little tool called the Patch Tool that can help you get the job done, too. The Patch Tool is kinda buried under the Healing Brushes, so it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves from those just learning Photoshop. If you’ve never used it before, Aaron Nace has put together a great tutorial on how and when to use it, which you can watch below.

Using The Patch Tool In Adobe Photoshop

It’s a simple tutorial that will take about 8 minutes of your time and, as anyone who has seen one of his videos can tell you, the quality of the content is superb.

YouTube video

And, just in case you were wondering, there is an advantage to using the Patch Tool. Like the Healing Brush Tool, the Patch Tool matches things such as texture, lighting, and shading between the sampled area and the area your applying corrections to, but the Patch Tool also allows you to define a specific area to edit by making a selection of it.

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One response to “8 Minute Photoshop Tutorial: Get To Know The Patch Tool For Fast Fixes”

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    Shutter Hive

    The Patch tool is one of those tools that I forget exists, thanks for the reminder!