Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop– Quick and Easy Guide

Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop– Quick and Easy Guide

Getting rid of those unwanted patches or spots from the favourite images has never been easy. Repairing the image using the clone tool, spot healing tool or increasing/decreasing the opacity of the image just to make it look perfect is a tiresome task. At the end, the results might not be perfect as the repair doesn’t seem so good.

Are you a Lightroom user? You might be a skilled photo editor in Lightroom but even after using these tools, you might not get what you are looking for. Have ever used Photoshop’s spot healing brush tool? Trust me; it’s one of the most amazing tools in Photoshop to fix the bad images. Working with layers, masks, filters or blending modes is all good in Photoshop and there is no match for that.

To deal with the problem areas in your images, you should read this article carefully. It is the quick and non-tricky method to remove the bad areas of the image. Now to make things go fine, open the image in Lightroom and process the image there first. Do the basic color adjustments or white balance in the Lightroom rather than going for a cold edit in Photoshop. Other than that, add some filters or improve the brightness, contrast and other things to make the image look better. Now switch to Photoshop.

Right click on the image and choose Edit in Photoshop to do the further editing. Make sure not to open the image directly in Photoshop and edit it first in Lightroom. Once the image is opened in Photoshop, pick the spot healing brush tool from the tools palette. Now keep on clicking the areas that are flawed, have spots or dark patches. Before that, work on the settings like change the mode to normal and type to content aware at the screen. It will deliver great results.

Resize the Tool

Zoom in the image and see the problem areas carefully. To let the brush work great, resize the tool. Use the bracket keys on the keyboard i.e. left bracket to decrease the brush’ size and right bracket to increase it. To repair the small areas like eyes, eye balls, nose holes etc. decrease the size.


Save the file to see the final image. If you are satisfied, save the file as TIFF format that will automatically import the image back to Lightroom! Then you can do further editing in Lightroom if you want to.

Now if in the final image, the results are not up to the mark, you can perform the method once again with little variations. Some repairs are challenging and might not get treated with this quick method. So for that, you can try other tools in Photoshop apart from spot healing brush tool. Using the spot healing brush tool, you can do some changes in the size number of the brush. This time, adjust the hardness or roundness of the brush to get better results.


Hope you get to know the quick spot healing brush tool usage in Photoshop. Adopt this method and repair your images in a jiffy. Wouldn’t you want to enhance the bad images of yours which were residing in an extra folder since long? Any type of skin flaws can be corrected using this tool possibly. So let’s get up, have some coffee and fix the bad or spoiled images quickly in Lightroom and Photoshop collectively. Be a skilled photo editor once you get a good grasp of photo retouching and image manipulation tools. Have a good day!

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