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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 91 of 118

Replace a Repeating Pattern


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 91 of 118

Replace a Repeating Pattern


Lesson Info

Replace a Repeating Pattern

whenever you use the spot healing brush, which is the tool that I just used. If you have any regularly repeating content, it's usually going to be a man made thing. It's going to be something like tile work. You're gonna find that the spot healing brush usually doesn't do a great job. So here, if I want to get rid of the sign that is found here, I can come in here and attempt to use the spot healing brush when you use the spot healing brush or any tool that has the word healing in its name, usually want to paint across the entirety of what you want to retouch out. The reason why you need to go across the entire thing is because it's similar to the content aware fill feature. And that is it's gonna look all the way around the edge of where I've painted right exactly on that edge in. That's where it's gonna pick up the color and brightness to match. And so if I only painted halfway across the thing that I want to get rid of, it assumes it should blend in in match the color of that thing.

I'm trying to get rid of and so it won't look right. So I paint over the whole thing, and I doubt it will do a good job. And so when it comes to man made stuff that has regularly repeating patterns, you'll usually have to do a lot manually. Well, I want to show you how you can have more control when you're copying. So I'm gonna come in here and use the clone stamp tool. The clone stamp tool just does straightforward copying and putting it somewhere else. And what I'm going to do is come up here to where a grout line is. I'm going to option click to indicate that's where I'd like to copy. And then I'm gonna guesstimate exactly where it should go down here. If I compare the edge of the ground line here to what is there, you notice that the one on the right is higher. So here I see a grout line, I'm gonna go bit higher, and I'm gonna guesstimate it to be right about here. That it should end up. I'm gonna click there, and I start to put in my grout line Now. I wasn't careful with how far left to right. I should be. So when I get to hear, I doubt this grout lines gonna line up. If it is, it's just by chance and it looks like it's not too bad. But I'm just trying to break this up. Input the content that I think would be vast in there. Now, if I come up here, you notice how this blue doesn't match up by Zoom up here. Do you see how it's too far to the right? We'll watch this if I end up having my mouse there were Haven't clicked yet, but I'm getting a preview inside of my brush. And by the way, to get that preview where it stays fixed like that after you applied things, you need to have a check box turned on up here at the top. I always have this check box called a Lined turned on. If that wasn't turned on, then when you move around and here we would see the original area I copied from and it would be moving with my brush. It wouldn't be fixed within that circle. Now watch what happens inside of that circle when I use a magical little keyboard shortcut. Do you see how it just was able to move it left or right? And I'm not using my mouse to do it. I'm using my keyboard, and I could move it up and down as well. Um, so I could come in here and decide exactly where I need to be there, using special keyboard shortcuts. While you're interested in knowing what those shortcuts might be, Let me show him to you. So let's just say I needed to use the healing brush. I'll switch over to the healing brush because I want things to blend in with its surroundings. And any time I needed to match their surroundings, I need to use the healing brush. I'm gonna come up here to this area. I'm gonna option click, and then I'm going to come down here to where I need to apply it. And let's just say, when I clicked, I was off a little bit. There was off. Well, I need to turn on a check box at the top of my screen for all my retouching tools, and it's called aligned. If a line does not turned on, then you're going to see the original area you told it to copy from, and it's going to be moving around with your brush when you turn the lined on. If you've ever applied your adjustment anywhere, then this will stay aligned with it. And I had clicked down here, so it waas so I'm gonna come up here and see the grout line. Doesn't completely lineup. I think it needs to be moved to the left a little bit. So I'm going to use a special keyboard truck out and move it over a bit. I'll come down here and see if it aligns with this and I'm like, now it's a little too high compared to what was in there. So I'm gonna move it down. See, now I have it pretty closely aligned, and I'll then come up here and apply it. Although I shouldn't go that high because it hit this Ah, material above. I think I'm still gonna hit that material. But so let's look at what the keyboard shortcuts are that Allow me to move something as a copy it after I've already applied it. So I'm gonna option click here. I'll come down here to apply it, and I'm going to just be a little bit off. Just Just just say that happened by chance. Now, in order to move that, I'm gonna hold down the following keys shift an option on a Macintosh that would be shift in Ault in windows with those two keys held down. I'll just keep him held down. Then I use the arrow keys on my keyboard and then I can narrow this down and left up until it matches up with the surrounding contents. And I think it is now. But that was shifting option and then using your arrow keys There are other things Weaken Dio win where in here were not limited to simply moving. We can also scale in rotate. So let me show you the keyboard shortcuts for scaling and for rotating. If you'd like to scale, you still hold down shift an option for all these things you hold down shift in option Then I'm going to use this square looking bracket keys. It's right above the return key on my keyboard. Looks like half squares that are in there. So shift option and then right bracket and watch what happens on my screen here. Do you see it getting larger or I'm going to the left bracket and you'll see it getting smaller. And that could be useful. If there is a wall that's at an angle, where part of it is further away from the camera than another, oftentimes you'll need to scale. The last thing we can do is rotate into rotate again, you hold down shift an option that shift in all time. Windows in this time used the greater than in less than symbols. That means the ones that look like Sideways Letter V's and that will allow me to rotate this clockwise with one of them or counterclockwise with the other in. Therefore, it becomes much more versatile when retouching.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail



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Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!

Alessandro Zugno

In this class Ben Willmore gives an overview of all the tools present in Adobe Photoshop 2020, explaining everything very clearly and with practical examples. This course is useful for any type of photographer who wants to learn the use of Photoshop or improve their post production skills.