Repairing With the Healing Brush

Repairing With the Healing Brush

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Use the Healing Brush in Photoshop



The Healing Brush is one of Photoshop's image repairing tools. To use the tool, you must first define a source area for the brush.

Once defined, it now works like a paint brush using the source area to make the repair.


Step One

Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open) and select the Healing Brush tool (j key)

Step Two

To define the source area, Opt (PC-Alt) click once.

Step Three

Move your brush to the repair area and begin painting. For best results, paint small areas, then let the program catch-up.

Step Four

To change the brush size or edge softness, open the Brush Presets. The brush size can also be adjusted by repeatedly pressing the bracket keys ([ or ]).

Tool Shortcuts

You can access the Healing Brush tool by pressing the j key. By holding down the Shift key and pressing j multiple times, you can cycle through the various tools in the Healing Brush set.

Changing the Target Area

To change the source target area, Opt (PC- Alt) click a new area and resume painting. career skills