The Digital Photo Guy

Pseudo Patch Tool in Photoshop Elements

by on Oct.28, 2010, under Monday Morning Tips, Photo Editing, Photoshop CS2/4, Photoshop Elements

This Video Monday Morning Tip (yeah, I know, it’s Thursday) was inspired by an e-mail exchange with a reader in Canada. I hope you find this interesting and useful. In the video, I mention that I set the feather to 2 pixels but don’t explain why. A feather blurs the edge of a selection so it blends better with the surrounding area.

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If there’s enough interest in intermediate to advanced techniques like this, let me know and I’ll develop more resources including a full webinar class with support.

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4 Comments for this entry

  • Jim Tidd

    Lee your method is sure a whole lot easier then the number of methods I tried. I just tried it on another pic and not only was it fun but it worked:)

    • Lee

      Hi Jim,
      Glad you liked the video. A large part of PSE is knowing how much the viewer sees/cares vs exerting minimum effort. Many people like to “dink” with PSE/PS for the sake of dinking. To me, it’s a matter of spending as little time as possible in front of the ‘puter.

  • Dick

    Great and useful lesson Lee. I think every bird photo I take has an unwanted branch in it. I’ll put this lesson to use.
    Thanks, Dick

    • Lee

      Hi Dick,
      Hadn’t heard from you in so long, I thought you’d won the lottery and run off to Tahiti! 😉 Glad you found the lesson useful.



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