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Chapter 9. Take Me Away: Removing Unwant... > Removing Distracting Objects (Patch ... - Pg. 250

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Removing Distracting Objects (Patch Tool) Okay, if the Clone Stamp tool is so great, why should you even use the Patch tool? Two reasons: (1) It's faster, and (2) it's better--much better--because it keeps more of the original texture and the fix looks more realistic. Okay, so why not use the Patch tool all the time? Because it has a major limitation: It only does a great job of removing things that are isolated all by themselves. When your object gets near the edge of another object (or the edge of your image area), it doesn't work worth a darn. So you'll see how it works, why it doesn't always work, and a great trick for making it work most of the time (with some help from the Clone Stamp tool). Step One: Here's a photo of the magnificent La Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. There's quite a bit of construction going on (as you can see), and since I'm not a photojournalist, I don't want to see all