How to clone images in Photoshop
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First we will open up the file and look for areas to clone. Cloning is using Photoshop's
advantages of graphic design to add or delete colours, pixels or sections of your drawing to achieve a smooth looking canvas.
The clone stamp tool is great for restoring images to their original quality. It is also a great technique if your original drawing size is slightly
smaller than the canvas size. You can use the clone tool to fill in colours or photos right to the edge of your drawing.
Open up your file.
Establish what needs to be done to the image. This image is slightly destroyed at the bottom. The clone stamp tool is a perfect way to correct this.
The clone stamp tool selects pixels from one area and places them onto another. You are able to make your image appear as the original.
Select the clone tool from your tool bar.
Select the layer which you would like to clone from and your desired brush mode, diameter size and hardness. The brush diameter and hardness option
is located in the options bar under 'brush'. The size of the brush will determine the size of the area you select. The larger the brush, the larger the area
you can clone.
The hardness of your brush will determine the amount of blend that you will receive when cloning. The higher the percentage of hardness, the sharper
the area that you select will be.
You can also select your desired brush opacity and flow which is located in the options bar. If you choose a higher percentage of opacity, less
of the original image will show through. The flow option adjusts the amount of pixels that are duplicated.
Top Left: Clone with 50%, Opacity 100% Hardness.
Top Right: Clone with 50% Flow, 100% Hardness.
Bottom Left: Clone with 100% Opacity and Hardness.
Bottom Right: Clone with 50% Hardness, 100% Opacity.
Clone areas of the image with the clone stamp tool.
To clone parts of the image, hold down the alt/option key and click to define a source point.
You can use the clone stamp tool until you have created your desired affect.
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