Photoshop Lab Color: how to retouch images for a professional finish

Photoshop Lab Color: how to retouch images for a professional finish

How to use the Photoshop Lab Color mode: steps 3-4

How to use the Photoshop Lab Color mode: step 3

Flip and position
Right-click, choose Feather, set Radius to 2px and hit OK. Press Cmd/Ctrl+J to copy the selection to a new layer, then Cmd/Ctrl+T to transform it. Right-click and choose Flip Horizontal, then drag the piece over to the other side. Drag outside the box to rotate so the shoreline matches, then hit Enter.

 

How to use the Photoshop Lab Color mode: step 4

Clone the rest
Grab the Clone tool from the Tools palette, then set Sample to All Layers. Choose a soft-edged brush tip, then use the Clone tool to cover any messy parts missed by the copied portion. Hold Alt to sample the area next to the part you need to fix, then paint over it. Don’t worry about going over the edges.

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