How to Remove Acne from Photos

Ever curious how the professional photographers fix your school pictures? Turns out, it’s simple and you’ve been spending too much money having the photographers do it for you! Removing acne from a picture is a simple task….as long as you have Photoshop of course. Depending on what version of Photoshop you are using formatting and tool locations may or may not be different. As for me, I am using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

First off, we have to import whatever picture you will be fixing. You can either drag and drop the picture directly into Photoshop or you can just simply click File> Open and then choose your picture. Now that we have the picture directly in front of us on Photoshop, we can begin touching it up. On the left side of the Photoshop window is a long list of tools. Seven tools down is the “spot healing brush.” It sort of looks like a band-aid. Select this tool. Once selected, we can officially begin deleting the ugly acne from our face. All you have to do is click and hold the mouse over any acne spots you might have. However, be careful not to drag the tool over any hair, eyes, lips etc. In order to get the realist, cleanest picture possible, the tool must go over skin only. This is because Photoshop will automatically rid the acne and replace it with new skin tone as the same skin tone that is around it. For example. If you drag the tool over your bottom chin, but then hit part of your lip as well, the skin right under and by your lip will possibly turn a more reddish-pink color than the skin around it, making the picture look “off.”

Once you have dragged the tool over all spots you wanted to fix, simply release the mouse. Give the computer a few seconds or so, and in the blink of an eye your acne is gone and is replaced with better looking skin! Keep doing this process until all acne is removed and you are satisfied. Also, don’t forget to save when you are done!

By Chris W. – cgw8

~ by cgw8 on September 26, 2012.

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