The healing brush tool in photoshop is one of more powerful tools the editing software has to offer. It is often used to clean skin, repair walls, or do any kind of work that requires repairing a texture without changing the color and luminosity of an area. Stefan of RAW.Exchange was kind enogh to send us three tips on how to properly use the healing brush tool.
Guys just got the tip off from the awesome David Neilands that CC2015 has now included the ability to use the legacy healing brush again! This is awesome, as the way CC2015 implemented the healing tool was such a distraction to many of us that we decided to move back to CC2014 while we waited for a fix. (not to mention the occasional bug here and there) It’s hard to say exactly what the issue was, but Pratik Naik posted a workaround for the most up to date users here. It’s great to know this work around is no longer needed!
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…..)