Remove unwanted distractions
Get to grips Capture NX-D’s Auto Retouch Brush
Und ock Retouch panel
In the Edit panel, click the fly-out menu icon at the top-right of the Retouch panel and choose Undock. You can then drag the Retouch panel closer to the photo to speed up your editing.
Bird ’s eye
Undock the Bird’s Eye view and use its slider to zoom in for a closer look at specific areas. You’ll then be able to tell how your retouching is shaping up. Drag within this panel’s white rectangular box to pan around the magnified image.
Hide unwanted windows
To create a cleaner, leaner workspace pop up to Window in the menu bar and untick the panels that you don’t currently need (such as Metadata, Folders and even Edit). You can then focus on retouching the shot without being distracted by workspace clutter.
Compare the difference
Click here and choose the Compare Before and After Images option. You can then compare the retouched image on the right with the original on the left. If you can’t see the original, unedited photo in the left panel click the adjacent Original icon in the top toolbar.
Auto Retouch Brush
Click this icon to open the Auto Retouch Brush panel. After you’ve retouched objects you can toggle cloned areas on and off by checking and unchecking the ‘Auto Retouch Brush’ box.
Adjust brush size
Choose a tip size by adjusting this slider. It doesn’t have to be larger than the unwanted object, as you can spray an irregular stroke that covers any irregular shape, not just circular sensor spots.
Remove the car
Spray the Retouch Brush tip over the car in one continuous stroke to have the tool sample adjacent pixels and place them over the car to hide it. If you spray in two or three separate strokes then each stroke will use different random samples, making them more noticeable. As the surrounding vegetation is a complex texture, the patch should blend with its surroundings and hide the car effectively. If the cloned area doesn’t look too convincing, simply undo the edit and try again.
Hide the flag
Due to the lack of wind when this shot was taken, it’s hard to tell that this is a flag! Spray the Auto Retouch Brush tip over the floppy flag in one go again. The initial cloned pixels will look blurred. Spray over those blurred pixels and the replaced areas should become sharper.
Clear the roof
To remove the many patches of plant obscuring the roof, make a series of smaller separate strokes.