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Photoshop Patch Tool

Updated on November 27, 2015

Photoshop Patch Tool

The Patch Tool retouches image using sampled pixels or pattern. It works as a combination of the Healing Brush with the Lasso Tool.

There are 2 methods to retouch using sampled pixels.

Method 1:

1. In the Toolbox, select the Patch Tool.

2. Drag in (select) a damaged area with the Patch Tool**(exactly like with Lasso Tool)

3. On the Options bar, choose the Source mode.

4. Drag the selection (cursor inside the selection) onto a repair-source area (movie).

Method 2:

1. Drag in a repair-source area with the Patch Tool.

2. On the Options bar, choose the Destination mode.

3. Drag the selection (cursor inside of selection) onto a damaged area (movie).

To retouch with a pattern, use Method 3:

1. Drag in a damaged area with the Patch Tool.

2. In the Pattern picker, choose a pattern (movie).

3. Click the Use Pattern button on the Options bar.

Patch Tool Video Tutorial

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      FlashManElk 6 years ago

      this tool is a great accompaniment to the healing brush and clone stamp tool. i've used it a lot with my photo restoration work for repair backgrounds.