I had recently made a video about how to remove distractions from an image using On1's Perfect Eraser tool. However, the image I worked on had a simple blue sky background and it wasn't very challenging for the software to clone out some branches. A youtube view asked to see a video of it cloning in a more challenging spot. Click here to see the first video and look below to see the new video.
As you can see from the video the Perfect Eraser tool works well, but it is a little slow. It takes quite a bit of time to process each cloned area and I think you could do as well if not better with the clone tool or the patch tool in Photoshop. Here is the image I ended up with after using the Perfect Eraser tool. It did ok in some areas but there are many places that need to be cleaned up.
Next, I tried to clean up the image with a technique I saw from Aaron Nace by using a bokeh brush that he created to clone over objects that really didn't have enough pixels around it to use the clone tool. I think the trick to using it well is using a low flow rate of around 8-10%. I'm sure I didn't do as well as Aaron but I think it came out pretty well.
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