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Chapter 21. Retouching and Restoration B... > The Healing Brush and Patch Tool

The Healing Brush and Patch Tool

Two new tools in Photoshop 7 are like the Clone Stamp tool on steroids. The principle is roughly the same—sample pixels from one location and paint them elsewhere—but these tools go about the process a bit more intelligently by matching the lighting, texture, and shading of the copied pixels to the destination pixels. The goal is to have the sampled pixels blend seamlessly into the image.


The Healing Brush

When the Healing Brush is selected, there are, as you would expect, options in the Options Bar (see Figure 21.9).


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