Reconstructing the cat and man image:
-Take a good look up close and see what you have.
– scratches are not a job for the healing brush, use the stamp tool.
– healing brush for spots.
– come at a big spot with the rubber stamp tool (it takes a sampe and stamps it exactly) from different angles (both sides, top, bottom).
– to get a better oval, or to be able to position it where you want, use the ruler and move the ruler marks to the top and side of the oval you want to select. Then with the oval selection tool, put the crosshairs in the crossing of the ruler lines, draw an oval. Then you can ‘select->inverse’ and then delete the selection, which leaves you with the oval.