The better our professional tool set is, the more time we can spend to focus on the actual design process rather than the tool we are using to implement it on screen.
1. Patch ToolThis is used a lot by retouchers looking to remove elements such as tattoos, dirty marks and more. Many of you will work solely in Source mode. However, when working with skin, use this mode to clean and Destination mode to rebuild skin areas. Working with both gives you more authentic results.
2. Dodge and BurnDodge and Burn are used for many things, mostly by creative retouchers and photographers looking to stylize photo-based images. When working with these tools, always make sure you have Protect Tones active. It’s particularly good at preventing problems with haloing and washed out colors.
3. Pen Tool
Accurate selections are the name of the game with this tool. Set this to Paths and always activate the Rubber Band setting for the most accurate application. To instantly change a path to a selection, hit Cmd/Ctrl+Enter.