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Photo Erase Tutorials

How To Use The Correction Patch

How to erase or duplicate features with the Correction Patch

From version 9 of Photo Clip, a new tool is available to delete unwanted image features even in complex areas. This tool is the Correction Patch, and in this tutorial we will show you how to master it.

Correction Patch vs Erase: what’s the difference?

Let’s take a look at this example:

Man runningMan removed

 

The image we want to edit here contains a background with uniform straight lines. The Erase tool may have difficulty reconstructing this background, as you can see in the image on the right.

Now let’s try erasing with the Correction Patch

The Correction Patch eliminates imperfections and makes it easy to “rebuild” delicate areas: it can both erase and add items, even on complex areas of your photos that can be difficult to recreate (steps, gradients in the sky, etc.). Here are the steps for erasing:

  1. Open the photo you want to edit.
  2. In the right-hand panel, click on the Correction Patch tab.
  3. Click the Destination button.
  4. Choose Selection rectangle or Lasso selection, depending on the shape of the area you want to rework. By default, the Correction Patch tool will draw a rectangular selection area and this works well with our example.

Correction Patch
5. With your mouse, draw a fairly wide selection area around the feature you want to erase/replace on your photo. You can use the Selection mode toolbar to make multiple or more accurate selections.  Here we have selected the man in the photo.

Selection Tool

The selected area is displayed in red

6. Holding down the left mouse button, move the selection rectangle containing the feature you want to erase (the person) to the area that will replace this feature (part of the wall). The person will disappear and be replaced by the destination image.

Slide Selection

Continue sliding your selection until you no longer see the person in the image

7. Adjust the positioning of your selection to create a perfect match with the background, then release the mouse to confirm.

Clean Background

The man in the photo is now hidden behind the wall!

What else can you do with the Correction Patch?

Make an identical copy of a selected area

What if, instead of deleting a feature in your photo you want to duplicate it? The Correction Patch can also do this. Here’s how to copy an image feature to another area of the same image:

  1. Open the photo you want to edit.
  2. In the right-hand panel, click on the Correction Patch tab.
  3. Click the Source button.

Selection Mode

4. Choose either Selection rectangle or Lasso selection, depending on the shape of the area you want to rework. By default, the Correction Patch tool will draw a rectangular selection area, which works well with our example.

5. With your mouse, draw a fairly wide selection area around the feature you want to duplicate on your photo. You can use the Selection mode toolbar to make multiple or more accurate selections.

Green Selection

The selected area is displayed in green.

6. Holding down the left mouse button, move the selection rectangle containing the feature to be copied (the person) to the area where you want to duplicate (paste) this feature.

copied area

7. Adjust the positioning of your selection to create a perfect alignment and then release the mouse to confirm.

duplicate man

Success! The duplicate person is now perfectly integrated into the image

Here are some more examples of photos edited with the Correction Patch:

Remove PeopleRemove Person

Remove Background Clutter

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