Quickshot has recently released a new healing tool that allows you to remove things from photographs, and it can make a lot of unfortunate photos a lot better. Let’s dive right into how you can use the new heal tool in Quickshot!
This is the image that we will work on during this tutorial:
Photo from Roberto V. Ruggiero (https://unsplash.com/@rvrmakes)
The first thing that you want to do is open the image in a new editing session in Quickshot, like this:
Now, this image is meant to be a photo of the newspaper, and we want to get rid of that little piece of red litter. Remember, this technique is applicable to any image where you want to get rid of something. The best uses for this tool are to remove anything that is small in an image, yet is invasive to the image’s composition.
Open the heal tool, found on the bottom menu of your editing session. The heal tool has two separate functionalities, heal and restore. The healing brush allows you to draw over something, and have it removed. If you are reckless or hasty with your drawing, don’t worry! Thankfully, the restore tool allows you to clean areas back up and means that you can slowly get the perfect healing stroke, rather than having to nail it in one go.
So, select the healing brush, and zoom in on the part of your image that needs adjusting. Quickshot is sensitive to how much you zoom, so the closer in you get, the thinner your brush, and the easier it is to select an area. While zoomed in, select the object you want to get rid of. While holding down the brush, a red mask will allow you to see what you are selecting, like this:
Once you have selected the area, Quickshot is going to take a second or two to load. This loading is shown with a quick animation. After this short animation, you can see what your healing brush has done. This is what the above healing correction did to the image:
And here is a zoomed-out look at the image:
And… that’s all! The healing tool in Quickshot is a new and versatile shot that can fix the little blunders you may have missed. While it isn’t able to redefine a composition, it can breathe new life into one. Have fun using this tool in future photo shoots!