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How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

Lesson 65 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

Lesson 65 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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65. How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

Hi there. Welcome to the patch tool video. What does it do? It's really good at duplicating people, but that's not its main use is really good for getting rid of large objects all in one go. It gets used quite a lot in retouching for removing things like bags under eyes. But there's just a lot of surface area to change. And my favorite use shiny dan, not so shiny, dan, shiny, shiny, shiny. It's great when you are stressed because you don't like getting photographed and there's people watching that you don't know, stressed an calm down, stress down, calm down. All right. I'm going to stop talking about myself in the third person and let's get into the patch tool. All right from your exercise files. Open up patch tool 12 and three. We're going to start with number one. So the skinny version is patch tool just removes things. It's like the spot healing brush with the clone tool stamp, but it has its own purpose. Let's say I'm using the spot healing brush and in another tutorial in the ess...

entials course, we just kind of painted people out that worked most of the time. But let's say this one here because this person crosses background here. We're just letting Photoshop guests. Right? And it's done a pretty good job. There's some messing down here, undo it and do it again though. It's kind of one of those tools where you've just got to cross your fingers and sometimes it's great and then sometimes really bad. So I'm gonna go back again. So the patch tool is hidden underneath the rest of these spot healing brush is and it's more about think of the patch to his intentionality. Like I I'm going to draw a box around the outside of him. I say box a squiggly line, click and drag around the outside. The good thing about it is make sure you set the source and then just click hold and drag and can you see what I'm doing here? I'm intentionally saying I want you to kind of use this area here, then let go. It is a very similar job but I give it some kind of boundaries. So I'm going to deselect there's a little bit of work there that I might go into with the spot healing brush. But to be honest, if I showed you this image beforehand, I bet you wouldn't notice. Sometimes I get a bit too hung up on doing details that like, is that a detail? No, that's just part of the original image. So I'm going to ignore it. Now. The one thing and what we've done in the previous tutorials is we all went okay, New layer and make sure it's selecting all the way up. Doesn't work. Okay, so you actually have to be on your original layer. So you should do a backup first, which I haven't done the quick way to do. It is either click and drag this down or just hold. Command J or control J on a Pc. And it's just whatever lay you've got selected or groups of layers that makes it duplicate already wrecked the bottom layer. So let's just carry on. The other thing to know about the patch towards this thing here. You're going to drag it around and I'm not very good with it. Okay this is a rectangle. I wish I could just use my rectangle tool and then switch to the patch tool and pull from there. Please come on. So you can use the last three tour all the quick selection tool, whatever you want. You don't have to use this kind of built in selection tool. The other thing to do with the patch tool, there's a few things we're going to learn about it. The other thing to know about it though is if I go to file revert fire reverts. Just a handy one. Nothing to do with the patch tool. Just get you back to when the document was last saved. Instead of going undo for a million times let's say it's got a kind of another use. So I've got my patch tool here. I'm gonna do the same thing squiggly line. Oh jeez okay that's not bad. Most of the time you want to use it to source this one here, you can use destination. So we're doing a different thing. Now we're saying instead of you kind of removing, I'm gonna drag him along here and watch this, there's a new guy I use that never but but it's there, we're getting advanced and you might have a really good use for it. Let's go to patch tool to. So in terms of retouching often it's the spot healing brush, a little bit of clone tool stamp, where with the patch tool, there's kind of two places it gets used and it's anything that's like a large part that needs to get updated. Okay. So we're actually gonna command j this one this time. Even going to call it retouch and I grabbed my lasso tool and I'm just gonna grab everything kind of underneath here instead of destination. Make sure it's on source, click hold and drag it to a nice bit of skin. Let go. I'm going to deselect you can see that. It's just nice for doing larger chunks if you've ever watched any Youtube channel on patch tool basically. This is the one thing that gets used for to add a little bit of extra awesomeness to it. I'm going to undo before I've done it. So I'm back here. I've done my selection. What I'm gonna do is a little known feature in Photoshop. It's not just a patch to wash this. I do this and it can get very fake very quickly because we do have wrinkles under our highs. Okay. So what we can do is first of all, it's what I want to show you is under edit and this one here says fade patch selection now this will say fade, whatever the last thing you did, that's really handy. It's like an undue but it's got an opacity slider. So that is I've done nothing and I can kind of find just a happy medium of like instead of it being perfect just a little bit here. The nice thing about that is if I click OK de select, I can a little bit of background through. I could do it lowering the opacity of the layer. If you're like, why don't you just do that? But that lets me do it per actual selection. So some of them you don't want it to be completely unf aided. So some of them you want to be faded more than others. So I'm gonna grab this. We're ignoring the chain store in the background and this one here I want to fade but I wanted to be not as much as the first one. The other trick here is command H And depending if you're using a Mac or PC, if you're using a Pc, it'll just work, it will remove the marching ants just temporarily on my MAC here. It's a shortcut that gets used both for Photoshop and for the Mac operating system. And it just says, hey, do you mean like hiding Photoshop or hide the extras when you want hide extras. The selection is still there. It's a command H. Toggles it back on and off and it just means when I do the fade because it's a little hard to see the edges. Okay, so if I go to fade now and I drag it back without that selection there, it just becomes a little bit handier. Find a happy medium and you can see you can kind of individually fade parts, you might find that useful. Okay, so it's great for large patches. Hence the patch tool, but I find it super useful is here's me shiny me. Okay, so the patch tool is really good at command J grab the patch tool. I'm gonna draw this around here, shiny bits of skin. It's really good for a couple of that. Give it more specific, grab this part. Good bye, shiny dan. Saying with the forehead here you I had a non shiny bit of forehead off. Let's turn that on and off. If you try and do it individually with the spot healing brush, you can get lucky for this member intentionality. The patch tool we said go here. Exactly. All right, patch tool that is you've done let's get into the next video

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Uli N
 

Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

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