Healing brush while holding down the Shift key
btyan o'neil hughes, an exec with ADOBE has a website and it contains the trick to which you refer. go to the site and search for something like power cable, or wires, etc.
I am sure I saw it earlier this year.
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I don't know the Brian Hughes tutorial, but Russell Brown has one in which suggests tracing the power line with the Pen tool, and stroking the resulting pather with the healing brush. But's not what the OP (Serge) asked. and clever as the Russell Brown method is, I suspect using the Shift key together with the healing brush will just about always be quicker, unkess the power lines are so curved as to require multiple stabs with the shift key to follow the curve.
Thanks to you and others on this.
They all finally brought me to the solution even by haphazard ways.
It turns out the the feasture was able under PS CS5 (which I didn't have).
However the feature under cc is slightly different and here it is FWIW.
1) Use the Spot healing brush tool
2) Make sure the content awareness is checked.
3) I checked also "sample all layers"
4) clik on one end
5) clic on the other end with shift-click
and the nasty little wire is gone.
I don't understand why such a neat feature like this is still not much advertised.
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yea, Sergec, but that won't quite work if the line is curved. The technique is still available, as hughes described, it in CS5, CS6, and CSCC.
Oh you are absolutely right, and yes it would not work when the line is curved but, fortunately for me, I live in an area where they don't do this :-))
Onlly straight lines need apply!!
Curved lines are not a problem. You just to use more points with the Shift key.
A situation where Russell Browns pen tool, and stroking the path with the healing brush would work well, is when you have several power lines with the ame curve, because you could nudge the same path to each power line in turn. The problem with that, and it applies to any method, is that when the lines are close to each other, the Healing brush tends to use an adjacent line in the fix. :-(
Try Snap Heal Pro. It's cheap.
Thanks a bunch, Richard. For some stuff, e.g. poles, wires, etc, Snap Heal Pro works like magic.