I'm often in the situation where there's an undesirable mark or glitch near a high contrast edge in my photos that I'm editing, such as a zit right near someone's lip. If I use the content-aware spot heal tool, the darker area will smear across the boundary and look terrible. My current solution is to airbrush things close to the edge out and then use the patch tool to put the texture back in. Is there a way to cordon areas off so that content-aware only samples from one side of the border?
(I'm fairly new to Photoshop but I'm spending quite a bit of time learning it)