REMOVE UNWANTED CLUTTER
USE THE CLONE AND HEALING TOOLS IN COMBINATION TO CLEAR UP A MESSY FRAME.
01 MAKE A NEW LAYER
With something as fleeting as the Northern lights, there’s very little time to compose the perfect frame, but you can use the Clone tool to remove the clutter. Press S to activate the tool, then go to the Layers panel (‘Window > Layers’) and click the ‘Create New Layer’ icon at the bottom.
02 CLONE OUT THE CLUTTER
Set Sample to ‘All Layers’ at the top. Begin removing the clutter from the scene by Alt-clicking to sample nearby tidy pixels, then using the sample to clear the mess. The tool works well in combination with the Spot Healing tool (J), which can also be set to Sample All Layers.