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Hi! This is Mama Shan with another video tutorial. And we are going to talk about some other tools in today’s video. Tools that we use to replace things or hide things or completely eliminate them and sometimes we use a combination of these tools.
One thing to keep in mind when shooting a photograph especially if it is going to be further manipulated for advertising purposes is if you can choose your subject against a solid color background whether it is white, black, or a solid color, you will have a little bit more latitude when it comes time to taking certain parts of that image out or replacing them.
So I am starting of with this simple image in white just so you get the idea of what you can do with some of these tools. And constantly talk to yourself. Ask yourself the question okay, I want to get rid of this logo. How am I going to get rid of this logo?
Couple of ways you could do it. We could simply select the brush and just get a regular paint brush here. And we want to sample the background color. And then we can just wipe it out. I am going to undo that. And actually I am going to create a new duplicate layer so that we can look up at before and after. So I am going to press Ctrl+J on a PC, Command J on a Macintosh.
Another way that we could get rid of this logo is to take a Rectangular Marquee and surround it and since we have already sampled the foreground color, we could go to Edit, Fill, and we could choose Foreground Color, Normal Mode and click OK. Keyboard shortcut for that would be Alt+Backspace on a PC, or Option Delete on a Macintosh. And then we need to deselect. Because in order to continue with our process of editing and as long as we have an active selection running, then only edits can occur within the boundaries of that.
So quick way to deselect if you have got a selection tool active in the toolbox, so just click once outside of it, and it deselects it. Of course the standard way, you are always going to find anything to do with the selection under the select menu, and there is a deselect command there. It is great out now because we do not have an active selection running. Let me just make a selection and show you. Now it is not great out because we have a selection running.
So we have got rid of the logo. Now let us come down here to the bottle. I want to get rid of this bottle down here at the bottom. I could the same thing with the brush, but let us try another tool here so we can get use to how these works.
Now in Photoshop CS3, if you go under the Spot Healing Brush Tool, click and hold, you will see a tool called the Patch Tool. Now all tools have options and these are dynamic appear in the options bar. These things change according to what tool you have selected. I want the first icon selected here just a solid square which means I am going to start a new selection. I want the patch to source from the destination which simply means that I am going to draw a rough selection with the Patch Tool now around the object that I want to get rid off, or replace with something. And that looks like a regular selection but it was made with the Patch Tool. So if you make these selections with the Regular Selection Tool, this process is not going to work quite the same way so once you have the object that you want to replace, select it, move your cursor inside of this selection, hold down on the mouse, keep it held down and move the selecting area to a clear area or an area that you want to replace in that way. And when you release, boom! It replaces it and then just click outside to deselect again. So that is one way of getting rid of something with the Patch Tool.
Now let us zoom in on these shoes, that we have already replaced the color of these shoes from our previous tutorial. But we are going to zoom in or we are going to see that we have some things that we need to clean up. So I am just going to zoom in there, and see how the color did not get on the heels. Well, here is another instance where we can use one of our Photoshop tools to get that texture in color over here like this.