This is Part 2 of our tutorial series on removing facial blemishes in Affinity Photo. Check out Part 1 here.

In this second part of our how-to series, we’ll show you how the Blemish Removal Tool and Inpainting Tool can be used to do skin retouching work.

Although the Blemish Removal Tool is aimed at helping you clean up blemishes in images, I find that it’s slower to work with overall compared to the Healing Brush or Patch Tool.

The Inpainting tool, on the other hand, can be very useful in some situations, so you’ll have to give it a go to know. Very often I find it’s either fantastic, or ends up being a blunt instrument. If you prefer more consistent and predictable results but want to work with large areas then the Patch Tool might be a better bet.

But if you have the time, I’d still recommend doing finer work by using the healing brush because that usually gives you the smoothest and most natural results.

So give all of them a go yourself and let us know which works better for you!

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