This post is for my friend, Tracey. She wanted to know how to remove blemishes in Photoshop Elements.
If you’ll look on your icon toolbar to the left of your screen, you will see something that looks like a little BandAid. It’s called the spot-healing brush tool. It takes a “cue” from the colors around the area and makes the spot you’ve blotted blend in to it’s surroundings.
For example, I painted some freckles on my wiling model here. See the bandaid? That’s the tool you want to use.
When you click on the bandaid, it changes your pointer to a circle. You can enlarge or shrink the size of the circle using the “[" or "]” keys. Once you have it the right size, place it around the blemish or spot you want to remove (circled below) and click.
Ta-Dah! Let’s do the next one.
Oh, and my white circles are not what the healing brush circle looks like… It just didn’t work right with the screen shot to use the actual one, so I had to improvise.
You can also click and drag, if you have a larger line or spot that needs to be healed. Here I am holding the mouse down while I drag over the last “freckle”.
And there you have it. A freckle-free kiddo!