Attempting to use spot removal tool in Lightroom 2 - according to the adobe tutorial - to remove an irregular object set the tool to "HEAL" and on the mouse "click, hold and drag" - doing so when I attempt the maneuver does nothing - the circle w/ + is still present - unable to freehand around irregularly shaped object - what am I missing - thanks
That feature of the spot removal tool didn't exist in Lightroom 2. I think it was introduced in LR 4 or 5. I don't think it was as early as LR 3.
Anyway, you're out of luck if you don't want to buy an upgrade to LR 6 or subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography package.