In photoshop CS4, can I use the patch tool to cover light over dark?

Question by dvy_jones_locker: In photoshop CS4, can I use the patch tool to cover light over dark?
Im new to photoshop & I’m trying to cover-up a tattoo sleeve with skin from the other arm using the patch tool. Even with the opacity option set a 100% the tattoos show pretty much through. Should I use another tool instead?

Answer:

Answer by lim_tohhan
Perhaps you could try the clone stamp tool. Hold Alt as you click on that patch of skin on the other arm to define the source, then release Alt and apply the clone stamp on the patch of skin with the tattoo.

The clone stamp tool looks like a stamp and is two items beneath the patch tool.

how do i get my photoshop brushes to cover the whole circles?

Question by Caroline B: how do i get my photoshop brushes to cover the whole circles?
ok im getting kinda aggravated because when i use the brush or pencil tool it shows the circle that it should cover when i draw something but when i draw something it only cover a tiny little dot in the middle of the circle. help!

Best answer:

Answer by 30 weeks with a baby boy <3
Change the brush.
If your using a brush that fades off at the edges, clicking once is going to do just that – be dark in the middle and fade off, or look like it barely exists.

Change the hardness.
Choose a brush that has a solid edge.

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