Photo retouching beyond blemish removal.
So you may have heard about how Alien Skin is hard at work on Exposure X2. With the release of Exposure X, we were able to use Exposure as a standalone photo editor and image management application. This meant separation from Lightroom or Photoshop and a movement towards a great alternative to Lightroom.
With Exposure X2, things are getting even better. In addition to the newly added History Panel and Metadata search options, we will also have Spot Healing to help us with our photo retouching needs!
The most obvious use for spot healing tends to be on faces to remove those annoying little spots, and maybe even to soften some lines here and there. For this article, I wanted to share other genres of photography where spot healing may be effective.
We can use it for food photography to catch errant pieces of parmesan cheese.
We can use it for travel photography when there are a few elements we can’t avoid having in the image. For the image below I used the Clone option, setting the Opacity at 100% so nothing bleeds though in the clean-up areas.