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Smudge a specific area of an image

The Smudge tool is used to smudge a specific area of an image. The effect created is similar to smudging wet paint.

Smudge a specific area of an image

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Tools > Retouch > Smudge (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • In the Tools sidebar, click or choose if from the grouped tools.
  2. In the Tool Options pane, customize the Smudge tool:

    Brush Size: Drag the Brush Size slider to adjust the size of the Smudge tool brush. Press and hold the Option ⌥ key to extend the range of the Brush Size slider beyond 100%. You can also manually enter a value from 0% to 200%.

    Tip: You can use the [ and ] keys on your keyboard to change the size of the Smudge tool brush.

    Softness: Drag the Softness slider to adjust the softness of the edges of the Smudge tool brush. With softer edges, the smudged areas will usually blend in better with the rest of the image.

    Strength: Drag the Strength slider to adjust the intensity of the smudging effect.

  3. Brush over an area in your image to smudge it.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button to see what the image looked like before you smudged anything in it.

Show Split Comparison: Option ⌥ – click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + C on your keyboard.

Click Reset to discard all the current changes made with the Smudge tool.

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