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Cloning’s origin

No, I haven’t gone wild nor I am going to talk about the sheep Dolly. This blog has already addressed the Clone Stamp tool in the past, but until now I had not a publication devoted to it specifically. Due to the extensive use we make of it in photomontages, retouches and various arrangements is convenient to explain it further, it has also been significant improvements in the latest versions of the tool.

The basic principle of cloning is to get a copy of image areas from a defined sampling point with the advantages of using brushes. That is, instead of selecting a portion of the document through the frame selection, the bond selection or any other method of selection, like copy/paste, what the clone brush makes is to copy and paste areas with dimensions and characteristics defined by the brush, from a given reference point.

Thus, by using the characteristics of the brush to sample/apply the information you access to all its capabilities, both basic configuration: hardness, size, shape, blending mode, how to the rest of the parameters that we can define: edges wet, dual brushes, textured effects, etc … or load from the libraries of brushes.

Nor should we forget that the reference point and the destination of the copy can be, or not in the same layer. In fact not even have to be in the same document, you can select a point of origin in another open document. That is, you can use as reference the current layer or all current and lower layers of the current document in another image. In this way it allows you to work without altering the original information, including/excluding all cloning work has been performed earlier in the document imagen.

The options in the Clone Source window will work for the clone stamp as much as to the Spot Healing Brush

The Clone Source window provides another dimension to the tool, or rather five dimensions, making available to us the possibility to have stored up to five different benchmarks. Each with its own configuration. To facilitate the work of this window provides a configurable preview of the tool’s stored information very useful when you are using more than two reference documents.

The way to work with the window is very intuitive:

  1. Open the document on what arrangements are to being made, photomontages or tweaks.
  2. If you must use other images as  clone source open them too.
  3. Do the different selections of source points, each time changing the clone source’s number in the window.
  4. Enable preview overprinting, in PhotoShop version 11 is now available the option of cutting this preview the size of the brush selected, go again on the image to be cloned.
  5. Create a new empty layer, so as to respect the original document information, and start working changing the clone source’s selector in the window according to the needs of the image.

In addition, the Clone Source window informs us of the distance traveled by the brush from its current coordinates to the point of original sample. You also have the ability to transform in scale and rotate the sample being cloned.

Last but not least, as some types of document images can be composed of more than one frame, for example, an animated GIF or a document type AVI, you can lock the frame in which you are working or select a previous frame/next, assign negative and positive values ​​respectively, the frame that was chosen as a sample



About mimoriarty

Diseñador gráfico multidisciplinar; me gustaría trabajar y compartir experiencias con diseñadores de todo el mundo

One comment on “Cloning’s origin

  1. Catrina Loia
    February 4, 2012

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