6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2012 4:44 PM by NY2LA

    How Do I Get PS Not to Blend In Unwanted Colors?

    NY2LA Level 1

      I am retouching scanned images. Here is an enlarged portion of one of the images, to show the type of retouching that I need to do. The green dots are part of the image, and the white background is the color of the paper:

       

      Screen shot 2012-10-17 at 3.23.20 PM.png

      In this case, I want to completely remove the brown spot, and I have selected it with the Patch tool. I want to replace the selected area with the edge of one of the other green dots, and the white background.

       

      Sometimes this works, sometimes is doesn't. Photoshop has the tendency to blend in the unwanted color (brown, in this case) into the replacement pixels. How do I avoid that from happening? What tools would you use?