How to cover acne with Photoshop

Photos have long been part of the everyday life of every person. A huge role in this was played by the rapid development of social networks. Selfies, photos with family, friends - all this is regularly laid out on Instagram, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and many other popular services. But what to do if you want to hide some of the skin imperfections, to get the most attractive in the picture? In this article we will look at how to remove acne and moles in Photoshop. Let's get started. Go!

We solve the problem of unwanted acne and moles in the portrait

The program Adobe Photoshop provides several tools to help you solve the problem with acne and moles. They have a similar principle of action, however, each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so that you can choose the most convenient way for you. Let us analyze in detail each in turn.

You can use any version of Photoshop. The new version of cs6 has a more modern interface, but this does not affect the functionality.

Our goal is to achieve this effect.

The easiest and fastest tool to use is called the “Point Healing Brush”. You can find it on the corresponding panel on the left or with the hotkey "J". Having chosen a point restoring brush, select its size, it should be slightly larger than the defective area. Now click on the area you want to fix. The pixel color of the edited area will automatically be replaced with the color of the neighboring pixels. Thus, by changing the diameter of the brush, you can remove each pimple or mole in turn. To make corrections impossible to notice, it is recommended to perform a similar procedure, having previously enlarged the processed image.

When working, the parameters of the brush can be customized.

The second option is to use the Healing Brush tool. The difference with the previous one is that in this case you can independently choose the color with which the specified area will be painted. It works like this. Select a repair brush, then select its diameter. Press the Alt key on your keyboard. After the cursor turns into a cross (resembles a sight), move it to the area of ​​the face from which you want to take the color, and click once. After that, when the cursor again looks like a ring, click on the problem area to fix it.

Use the tool with the Alt key.

There is also a third option that allows you to cover up acne in Photoshop. Its essence is in the application of the tool "Patch". Its difference from the above two methods is that instead of “glossing over” defects with a specific color, the program replaces the selected problem area with a snapshot of the neighboring area. That is, this method allows not only to paint over the desired area, but also to preserve the texture of the skin. The patch works as follows. First select the desired tool in the panel, then select a pimple or mole. Continuing to hold down the left mouse button, move the selected piece to a suitable, ideal skin area. Now you can release the left mouse button. The defective fragment will be replaced by the perfect one.

It is important to identify a good donor site.

Using these tools, paint each problematic element on the face in turn. If you do all this carefully and in an enlarged image, even with a large number of corrections there will be no signs of interference.

Now you know how to get rid of acne and moles that spoil a good photo. Write in the comments if this article helped you and share with other users your opinion on which method of getting rid of defects you consider the most effective.