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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 49 of 118

Retouching with the Healing Brush


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 49 of 118

Retouching with the Healing Brush


Lesson Info

Retouching with the Healing Brush

So I'm gonna come up here and I'm gonna now switch to a tool that is called the healing brush tool. The healing brush tool is similar to the spot healing brush. The only difference is it allows me to pick where I'm copying from. So instead of copying from just anywhere, I get to tell it. So I'm in a cobra here where I see an intersection of grout lines. Option click there to indicate that's where I'd like to copy from. Well, then go over here towards the left side and with all of these retouching tools, the very first time you use them, you'll have to go to the options bar at the top of your screen. Because the default setting is Onley. Work on one layer and ignore the rest of the document. You need to set it to current and below. Or if it doesn't offer that option, it might have a check box called sample all layers. But now I can come in here and get these Kraut line to line up click, and I want to paint across the entirety of the area. I'm attempting to change cover up the entire pro...

blem when I like. Oh, it attempts to blend in with its surroundings are gonna copy from the exact same intersection a second time option clicking there and using it right up here, too. I just need to move up and down to make sure the verdict the horizontal grant line lines up and then side to side to get the vertical one click. And now I worked my way out. Now, if I don't have enough space because when I start working way, way downward, watch the cross here at the bottom right of my screen, that's where it's copying from. If it ever hits that would floor, it's not gonna look right. We're going to start getting that wood floor transition, which I just did. That's a bummer. So I choose Undo. That means I need to break this up into multiple pieces again because I didn't have a large enough area to copy from any time I needed break things up. I go to my clone stamp tool. Clone Stamp simply means copy from one area. Put it somewhere else. I'll grab from the ground line here by option clicking. I'll come up above just break it up all I'm trying to do is get this area so it's surrounded on all sides by the proper brightness. Therefore, when I come over here and use the tool with the healing, the word healing attached, it could blend into the proper information. I'm gonna go to this intersection of grout lines on the right side option click, get it to line up here, then came over the entirety of that problem because of only painting halfway across its trying to blend in with what's just outside my brush toe left. It's way too dark. I need to cover that up in order to get it to be able to line up there. I hit the bottom again so I might need to choose. Undo in this try again and not move down quite a Sfar. Then I can come to just this grout line, the vertical one option. Click on it. Use it to connect these together now. Know that later on, in a different lesson, I will show you a much more advanced way of performing retouching, and when I do that, you'll be able to see how you could scale. Rotate in flip horizontal pieces and it will make it so. There are many other areas you copy from that we might not be able to at the moment. The other thing is no, that any time you have the word healing attached to a tool you do not have to copy from an area that is Thea pro PRI, it brightness or even the appropriate color. It just needs to have the appropriate variation and brightness. Like here, where the grout lines starts, it's got a highlight on the edge and maybe a shadow in the middle. That means I might be able to copy from way over here. Even though this area might be a lot darker than what I need to put it in with, I might still be able to copy from there because I'm using the healing brush healing means. Blend them with surroundings. Not sure if that will work or not. I've never tried it Option. Click there, though, in Just See, could I use it over here, even though it might be considerably darker if you just look on the right side of my screen, you can tell it's a lot darker, but when it gets applied over here, it automatically blends in with the surroundings. Whatever is just outside the area where I am painting, so I can easily copy from that other side.

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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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.