Adobe only just released Photoshop CC 2015 and it looks like they have what we used to call a show stopper when I was in the software industry. One of the changed Adobe made was to make the Healing Brush work faster, but it looks like that change has some crucial negative impact.
Luce from Luce Retouch recently uploaded a video showing that using the Healing Brush tool with Photoshop CC 2015 created an irritating salt-lines effect.
The affect got its name because it looks like someone left some water drops to dry on the image and it left a salty residue. (I wonder if that would be come saltgate…..)
I think it was 2009 when adobe introduced the healing brush feature which is a clever version of the clone stamp tool. according to Adobe, the Healing Brush tool “the Healing Brush tool also matches the texture, lighting, transparency, and shading of the sampled pixels to the pixels being healed. As a result, the repaired pixels blend seamlessly into the rest of the image“.
So it is no wonder that it has become an essential tool for retouches and photographers on their retouch workflow. Jaron Schneider notes that “It’s not just a display issue while working in Photoshop, the “salt” look is having an effect on exported jpeg as well“, so it has a real effect on one of Photoshop’s most used tools.
A message was left to Adobe’s support forum and adobe responded that “Alright, the healing brush team is investigating”
I hope that Adobe makes a quick release to fix this, but until than, the solution is to revert Photoshop to it’s 2014 edition. Here is a tutorial on reverting Photoshop back to CC 2014