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Adobe Lightroom already had a spot removal tool that was fine for getting rid of sensor dust spots but not much good for cloning out objects.
You could do it by using multiple spots, but it was time-consuming and only partially effective.
Now you can paint over irregular objects and leave Lightroom to find the perfect source for your repair.
If you don’t like what it’s done, you can move both the area you’re repairing and the source.
The Advanced Healing Brush works in two modes: in Clone mode it does a straight copy of the clone source, but Heal is more effective as it attempts to match the tones and colours of the area you’re fixing.
It’s still not as controllable, or ultimately, as effective as the Clone Stamp or Spot Healing Brush tools in Photoshop, but the Advanced Healing Brush is a lot closer and good enough for most repairs.
It’s another reason to stick with Lightroom for editing instead of migrating your photo to Photoshop and back again.
PAGE 1: How Lightroom works
PAGE 2: New features in Lightroom 5 – Advanced Healing
PAGE 3: New features in Lightroom 5 – Upright tool
PAGE 4: New features in Lightroom 5 – Radial Gradient
PAGE 5: New features in Lightroom 5 – Smart previews, slideshows & photo books
PAGE 6: Adobe Lightroom 5 Review Verdict & Specs
PAGE 7: Our original Adobe Lightroom 5 announcement story
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