Nerd Alert! Spot Removal Tip

Nerd Alert – In Photoshop, when you’re removing backscatter in blue water or on an otherwise uniform background, in the “Type” tab on the tool options bar, switch the spot healing brush to Proximity Match instead of Content Aware. Use a Diffusion of 3 or less – probably less. Content Aware , bless its heart, gets confused and is more likely to leave splotches than fixes.