Cloning Tools Of Photoshop

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Cloning in Adobe Photoshop is an important skill to learn. The Clone Stamp Tool is not the only available option. There are many tools to choose from, including the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch Tools. Once you get those under your belt, there are more advanced tools that you can use, like Content Aware, and Vanishing Point. Let's take a look at these in some detail, now that I have brought them to your attention.

Not knowing when to use the right tools can sometimes cause more damage than good. If you have never tried anything but the clone stamp, you are really missing out. You should take the tiome to learn these extra tools, your retouching will be become so much better.

If you have been using Adobe Photoshop for a long time, you really need to learn how to use each of the tools available to you. Some work better than others, and you will learn by trial and error. Ideally, you should make sure you are watching new, and updated Photoshop CS5 tutorials. Photoshop CS5 has new functionality, that older versions just don't have, so you should be watching the newest tutorials.

Clone Stamp Tool - The Clone Stamp, or Rubber Stamp Tool, was the first of it's kind. This places you, the retoucher, in completely in control of the retouching. It takes years to become proficient with this tool. But, once you figure it out, there is little you can not do.

Spot Healing Brush - The Spot Healing Brush Tool can remove unwanted dirt from an image. This brush will create its own sample area, from the pixels around the marked section, and try to match in the texture. This brush works wonders on predictable areas, like gradients. Unfortunately, of you happen to be next to a contrasting area, you will definitely start picking up unwanted distortions..

Healing Brush - The Healing Brush tool is another tool that allows you to remove dirt or other blemishes. This tool allows allows you to select your own area that you want to sample from. Photoshop will then mix the color and texture of the two areas together.

Patch Tool - The Patch Tool retouches the image using a sampled area. This tool is a combination of the Healing Brush and the Lasso Tool. This tool does an amazing job of removing the unwanted dirt, but keeps the color and texture behind.

Content Aware Fill - The Content Aware Fill is about modifying objects in a selected area. Since this tool is automated, you have limited control over the results.

Vanishing Point - The Vanishing Point Filter is used to clone in perspective. Once you lay out the grid, you can then, quite easily, clone in 3-D space. It works along a dimensional plane, and is great for architectural needs.

Even if you know how to use one or two of these Adobe Photoshop Cloning Tools, you are really missing the big picture. Each one of these tools can great in one situation, but not in another. To become a skilled retoucher, you really need to learn how to use them all.
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If you would like to take full advantage of all these tools, but need to learn more about them, please head over to Extended Video Tutorial on Cloning

Once there, you can watch a preview of the 1 Hour and 40 minute Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Video Tutorial on Cloning. This video contains everything you could possibly need to know about the subject, taugh

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This article was published on 2011/04/16