How to use the Patch Tool in Photoshop

When you have a picture which has a few imperfections that you want to remove,  or you might just want to smooth an area out. The Patch Tool can do this for you.

First you need to select the Patch Tool by right clicking the icon above the ‘Brush Tool’

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Then you need to select the area you want to ‘Patch Up’ using your mouse.

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Now you can either drag the selected area over another part of the picture to replace it like this…

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Or you can just press the ‘Delete’ button and press ‘OK’ in the box that appears, and the tool will remove the imperfection.

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Now you’re imperfection will be patched up.

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