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Retouching with the Clone Stamp

Lesson 48 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

Lesson 48 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

in this image, unlike an organic scene of nature, there's a very specific background that's here, and it's got a grid of these kind of tiles in the background and over on the left side is a sign that suggesting you take a photo here. So I followed directions and took a photo there. But I'd rather not have the sign there. Well, if in this case it doesn't a copy from the exact right location, then those grout lines will end up becoming broken, and therefore we might not be able to use the spot healing brush. Let's give it a chance, though. Go all the way around that shadow that's there. Yes. You see how we now have broken grout lines and the wood floor now extends up in a way that it shouldn't. So I'm gonna choose, undo, And let's tackle this with other tools. I'm gonna now switch to the clone stamp tool. And remember, before I mentioned I usually work on an empty layer with mice. Will start that now, so create my empty layer by clicking on the new layer icon, the bottom of my layers pan...

el. I'm going to make sure that this tool is set to work on not just the current layer up here. There's a choice called Sample. I'm gonna set it to current and below. Now I'm in the clone stamp tool. That's this tool right here. If you don't see that tool directly below the paint brush tool, click and hold on that slot because there's two versions of it. You want to be in the top of the two now, with that tool, it's the most manual tool available. All it does is copy from one area. Imply it somewhere else. So this is the tool I don't want to be using every day because it would make me make sure that one area I'm copying from is the right brightness to match another. Is it the right color to match another? Is the edge of my brush soft enough to get her to blend in? I have to think about all those kinds of things. Um, so we'll use a combination of that and other tools. So in this case, what I want to do is just extend the wooden floor because I think it's gonna have difficulties figuring out what needs to be done there I'm going to start by going over here a little bit to the right. I might go to where one of the seems are on the floor and see right where it joins the wall. That's here. Option Click there. That's all clicking and windows, and you do that to indicate where you want to copy from. So when I option click, I just told it that that's where I'd like to copy. And then you move somewhere else and you get a preview right inside your brush of what you're about to apply. And therefore, when I get over to here, I can move up and down to see if the horizontal line that's inside my brush lines up with the bottom of that wall. And if it does, I can click and then dragged to apply this. But when I do this, there is no attempt whatsoever for it to match the brightness of my surroundings. It's just blatantly copying what over towards the right. Then you can see where it's copying from. There's little plus sign that's there. It's moving along with my mouse, and if I get up too high, I'll eventually hit that leaf. Graphic and it's going to start putting it in here like it is right now because the crosshairs right on top of it. But you notice the down here. It's a little bit too bright. That's because we were copying from over here, which is closer to a light source applying it over here where we're further away. Well, what can I do about it If it's sitting on its own layer, I can always adjust the contents of that particular layer. I can come in here and use any adjustment that I'm comfortable with. Since this particular lessons not about adjustments, I'll just use brightness and contrast because it has a brightness slider. And so I could move this down and see if I can get that to be approximately the right brightness for this area. If I'm only looking at the floor down there, I might be able to get it a little bit darker. Otherwise, I'm gonna need a more sophisticated adjustment, which would be something like curves or copy from an area closer that would end up not being quite so bright, which is I think, what I'm gonna do. I'll copy from about right in here put that in. All right, Now I need to you know, I got some good material over here on the edge. I need to extend it up here, and then we need to get rid of the rest of the sign. So I'm gonna try to decide where I'd like to copy from This has got a shadow on it, so I don't think it's gonna be appropriate area, but I need a connection of both a horizontal and vertical grout line in order to fill this area. Looking for the closest one over here. I'm really close to a light source, so that doesn't quite look the way it should. But I think this grout line might be appropriate. I'm gonna go over their option. Click right where those two grout lines intersect. I'll come up here, try to get them to line up, if at all possible, click and then his drag over towards the edge. I'm just trying to get it. So we have good material all the way to the edge of the photograph. Now, I'm gonna break this up so that it's not quite as tall, because if I end up using something with the word healing attached. I needed pain over the entirety of the area that needs to be removed. But if I can break it up into smaller chunks, then it will be easier to work. So I'm just gonna break through here a little bit. I can copy from somewhere over in this area where I have a ground line option click. Bring it over here and just try to fill it in. I'm gonna end up replacing that area in the end, so it's not gonna be absolutely critical if it perfectly matches. Now you can see when I use something like the clone stamp tool, it's not attempting to match the brightness. This looks to be a little bit too bright. I can always choose, undo and create a brand new empty layer. Then put my retouching on that layer because then if it's too bright, I can adjust it. You can use any adjustment you're comfortable with. My favorite is curves. We have a separate lesson on that topic. So for now I'm just going toe, get in there and attempt to adjust this. I just want to make sure it's working somewhere around there. Click on OK, But if I do it on multiple layers like this, I cannot end up with a bunch of layers. If I think it becomes the proper brightness and I like what I have, then set a simple of high things by just choosing merge down. But what I want to do is make sure that the tool I'm using is gonna handle the blending for me, so I don't have to make adjustments like that.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Ratings and Reviews

Noel Ice
 

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ford smith
 

Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

Wow. I cannot communicate the value of this course!! The true value in this course is how the instructor identifies workflows you'll need before you'll ever realize it, repeats important information without it becoming annoying, and explains the "why" behind the techniques so well that even if you forget the exact method, you can figure it out via the principles learned. Excellent value, excellent material, excellent instructor!!!

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