Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

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Clone Stamp Tool
Clone Stamp Tool

Now that we’ve covered the common Adobe Photoshop tricks  like How to Remove the Background from any image, and Why you should learn Photoshop, it is time to learn the more advanced tools within Adobe Photoshop.

Clone Stamp tool is used to create a copy of an existing area quickly, and past it in another area. It copies pixel values from one place at a  time and applies them at another place.

The Clone Stamp takes the pixels from a source layer and applies the sampled pixel values to a target layer; the target layer can be the same layer or a different layer in the same composition. This gives you greater flexibility in creating photo montages, and in creating special effect images.

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To create a Clone, we must first decide two things:

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1. Where we want to replace the pixels (target area), &
2. From where we should take the pixels (source area).

Here’s a Step by Step Approach to Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

  1. First of all, Select the Clone Stamp tool from the tool bar on the left side of your screen.
  2. Then set the brush size and hardness.
  3. Put the cursor in the area where we want to duplicate the pixels.
  4. Select the source area, Press the Alt key and move the cursor to the location where we want to take pixels from source area. Click the mouse in that location.
  5. Release the Alt key & move the mouse back to the original location.
  6. Press the mouse button and paint in the target location.

Watch this video on the steps required to Clone an image in Photoshop.

I hope you like the video and the technique. You can also check out our other Photoshop tips like removing the red eye effect from your photos and make them shine.

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If you want to attend Photoshop Training in Singapore, you can visit the Adobe Photoshop Certification Training and avail Government Grants for Adobe Photoshop in Singapore.

If you have any questions on the videos, or a problem you are facing on Adobe Photoshop, you can email them to us, and we will be glad to answer your queries in our future videos.

Vinai Prakash,
Founder & Principal Trainer at Intellisoft Training Pte Ltd.
We are an Authorized Training Organization by the SkillsFuture Singapore (Currently SSG. Formerly WDA).

Vinai Prakash

Vinai Prakash

Vinai is the Founder & Master Trainer at Intellisoft Training. He writes about technology, skills upgrading and loves to share his tips and tricks to improve everyday productivity, and get more done. Intellisoft provides ICDL Certifications, Adobe CC, Microsoft Office training in Singapore. We are an ATO of SSG & an authorized ICDL testing center.

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