The Perfect Eraser is Photo RAW’s content aware fill tool. It makes more complex object removal easy. Scott explains the tool and shows a few examples of it in action.
Lesson 4: Perfect Eraser
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Make your photos stronger! ON1 Photo RAW includes a complete set of retouching tools that can handle any retouching job. This course is for anyone that wants to improve their retouching skills and go beyond the simple, one-click retouches. In this in-depth course, Scott Davenport teaches you how to get the most out of Photo...
Not all retouching jobs are created equal. Some distractions are simple to deal with. Others present a more complex editing challenge. Sometimes, more than one tool or technique needs to be used to remove a distracting element from a scene. Scott introduces the retouching tools in ON1 Photo RAW. He gives an overview of the...
The Retouch Brush is the go-to tool for simple retouching jobs, like removing sensor dust spots or small blemishes. Scott explains the brush and explains the situations when the Retouch Brush is not the right tool choice.
The Clone Stamp Tool is the pixel level copy/paste tool in Photo RAW. It is a classic, yet a very powerful retouching tool. Please pardon Scott as he raves over “the swatch” of the Clone Stamp Tool.
Scott walks through a real world retouching example using the Retouch Brush and Perfect Eraser. Follow along with the practice image and see how to use the tools, individually and in tandem, for smooth object removal.
Object removal is more complex where details and patterns need to be maintained. Scott shows how the Clone Stamp Tool is a great choice as the primary tool for these types of retouching jobs. Follow along with the practice image and improve your cloning skills.
In this final case study, all the retouching tools are used to refine and strengthen a photo. Scott shows how the Perfect Eraser, Clone Stamp, and Retouch Brush complement one another. Follow along with the practice image.
In this bonus video, Scott shares other techniques to refine a scene and direct your viewer’s eye. These techniques go beyond the retouch tools. Effects filters and layer masking can also help downplay or remove distracting elements in a photo.