Discover a quick tip on how to flawlessly iron clothes and fabric without an actual iron! In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to remove wrinkles from clothes in Photoshop.
What You'll Learn in This Photoshop Tutorial
- What is the Spot Healing Brush Tool?
- How to remove wrinkles in clothes by setting the Spot Healing Brush Tool options
- How to smooth out wrinkles in Photoshop using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
What You'll Need
You can use any garment photo for this tutorial. For this quick-tip tutorial, we used a T-shirt photo from Envato Elements:
How to Take Wrinkles Out of Clothes in Photoshop
There are many methods to smooth out wrinkles from clothes in Photoshop, but the most popular is by using Healing Brushes.
One helpful Photoshop tool that you can use to 'iron' garments or remove wrinkles from photographs is the Spot Healing Brush Tool. This quick-fix tool basically helps to 'heal' a photo by blending pixels from the surrounding areas to match the colors and lighting to the pixels being healed.
The tool automatically chooses the best pixels from the sample area and creates a seamless and smooth effect, so you don't have to do it yourself.
To use the Spot Healing Brush Tool, use the keyboard shortcut J or select the icon from the toolbar.
Once you've selected the Spot Healing Brush Tool, head over to the top settings bar and choose Painting Mode.
By default, it is automatically set to Normal, but there are several mode options to choose from, such as Replace, Multiply, Screen, Darken, Lighten, Color, and Luminosity. For example, if there is a crease color that is darker than the fabric around it, then you would have to select the opposite mode, Lighten, to brighten it.
Feel free to explore and experiment with which paint mode gives the effect you want. For this tutorial, I started with Mode: Screen to achieve a clean ironed effect.
Next, you need to set a Healing Type from the top settings bar. Here you can also experiment with three different options: Content-Aware, Create Texture, and Proximity Match.
Each option gives different results. Selecting Type: Content-Aware is a good option when you wish to replicate the content and texture of the sample area.
After selecting the Paint Mode and Healing Type, you can move on to adjust the brush features such as the Hardness and Size, under the brush icon from the options bar.
Depending on the size of the area you want to fix, it's always helpful to change the size of a brush. The easiest and fastest way to do so is by using the default hotkeys:
- Click ] to increase the brush size.
- Click [ to decrease the brush size.
I started with a Brush Size set to 500 px, Hardness to 70%, and Spacing at 25% to cover the main creases.
Now, let's smooth wrinkles in Photoshop using the adjusted Spot Healing Brush Tool. Once you've set the brush, zoom in on the wrinkle and brush over the area. Start with the significant wrinkles and make sure to paint out the creases, beginning from the edge.
Work by painting over single and isolated wrinkles first, and then make your way around the larger areas.
You might run into the challenge of achieving natural results when covering large areas, so in most cases, you might need to go back and forth to adjust the brush settings. Make sure not to overdo the brushing; otherwise, it might flatten and discolor the brushing region.
Great Job! You Know How to Remove Wrinkles in Photoshop
Now you know how to smooth out wrinkles from clothes in Photoshop. The Spot Healing Brush Tool is a great option to remove creases from fabrics and garments, and there are still other tools to explore and experiment with to help you achieve similar results.
If you are looking for T-shirt mockups or clothing photos, make sure to visit Envato Elements for a wide selection of images. One subscription will give you access to millions of assets, it's the perfect resource for designers and creatives.
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