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Old 08-17-2007, 10:53 AM
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Re: healing brush tool help

Brush size seems to be the major variable that determines how much of the surrounding pixels are sucked into the healing region. Keep in mind, this is not a bug, it's precisely how the brush is meant to work. It's one of the ways that it avoids the obvious stroke edges from the cloning tool (those unsightly cloning worms). It's a great feature when you want to blend a harsh transition without losing texture.

Making your brush smaller will mean that you need to use more strokes for the same region, but the radius of attraction will be smaller for each stroke, allowing you to get much closer to the edge without smudging.
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:58 PM
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Re: healing brush tool help

The heal brush tool uses samples not only your original sample, but the area surrounding the area that you are painting too. The idea is to blend your sample into the destination. That is why you are getting the hair color drawn into your sample. To heal an area where there is a pattern, you need to pick up the pattern in your original sample, and then paint into the same area of the pattern. This is a little hard to explain, so maybe this will help.

I use the heal brush when repairing areas like this quite often, but you do have to pay attention to the pattern. Otherwise its better to use the clone tool in these areas. Also, it is best to use a soft brush for this kind of work.
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