(this is on adobe photoshop ) I wanted to modify this pic

image i will midify

However, after deleting the stars, I got this enter image description here

As you can see there are some black marks... what should i do to get rid of them ? thx all

  • Hi Namrouch, What method have you already used to remove the black marks?
    – AndrewH
    Jun 30, 2015 at 14:57
  • Healing tools, blur methods... there are a lot of ways.
    – Scott
    Jun 30, 2015 at 14:57
  • Well i used the patch as well as the Spot Healing Brush, but it's kinda useless to reuse them now, they just deepen the problem. Maybe I used them wrong ?
    – Namrouch
    Jun 30, 2015 at 15:29
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    Have you tried going back to the original and retrying the removal process? You may need to try different methods of removing the dark stars. That will likely be easier than trying to fix the already botched copy. If you can, and like to pursue this path, I will provide recommended steps in an answer.
    – user45605
    Jul 1, 2015 at 23:33
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    @Namrouch Please don't forget to upvote and pick an answer if they have helped you!
    – Yisela
    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:13

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Here are some techniques that could help: http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/3-techniques-for-retouching-skin--cms-22293

I would recommend creating a duplicate of the background, using a heavy Gaussian blur on that layer, creating a layer mask to brush out the areas you don't need, and then lowering the opacity of that layer until the skin smoothes out.



You are using the correct tools, you merely need to get more proficient with them. Slow down, take more care when using them, and learn to tweak settings to your needs.

There's rarely a "one button" solution. Everything requires practice.

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