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Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

Lesson 27 from: Adventure Photography Pro

Alex Strohl

Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

Lesson 27 from: Adventure Photography Pro

Alex Strohl

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Lesson Info

27. Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

Learn one of the most valuable tools in Photoshop.

Lessons

Class Trailer

Intro

1

Workshop Intro

03:18

Foundations

2

Gear

12:14
3

Gear - My Camera Bags

08:00
4

Mastering Camera Settings

07:41
5

Blue Hour, A How-To

10:45
6

Photos That Move Us

07:19
7

Visual Storytelling 101

07:51
8

Endurance In A World Of Sprinting

06:27
9

Keeping Your Ideas Fresh

08:31
10

Building Your Story Arc

06:44
11

Shooting More: Action Plan

02:01
12

Conveying Emotions

07:52

In the Field

13

The Assignment: Himalaya Pre-Pro

12:08
14

In the Field: The Himalaya Defender Shoot

20:29
15

The Assignment: Canon Pre-Pro

10:25
16

In the Field: Canon USA Shoot

15:06

Editing

17

Keywords & Organizing Images

06:42
18

Commercial Grading

04:47
19

Masking & Radial Filters

12:33
20

Perspective Correction

05:39
21

HDR (Hand-Held)

03:37
22

Black & White Edits

07:00
23

Before & Afters

01:33
24

Moody Grading

13:15
25

IG Export Settings

04:00
26

Web Export Settings

02:44
27

Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

05:51
28

Grading in Lightroom

06:45
29

Hand-Held Panoramas

03:41
30

Radial Filters Pt 2

02:38
31

Delivering Files to Clients

12:33
32

Archiving & Organizing Images

10:15
33

My Favorite Software

03:44

Business

34

Let's Talk Business

01:03
35

Building A Desirable Portfolio

11:17
36

How to Contact Clients

12:00
37

Prospecting: Finding Brands That Fit You

04:16
38

Getting Clients To See Our Value

10:16
39

Paid to Travel the World

14:48
40

The Art of Making Moodboards & Treatments

08:09
41

Keys To A Fulfilling Career

07:40
42

Three Things You Need To Know Before Pitching

06:19
43

Finding Your Value Proposition

08:02
44

Media Kit: A Walk Through

08:06
45

How I Built My Audience

07:46
46

Social Media Landscape

07:32
47

Module Recap

03:08

Bonus - Everything To Know About Filters

48

Do You Need Lens Filters?

09:36
49

Filters in The Field

12:40

Bonus - Find Your Path

50

Find Your Path

07:44

Bonus - How To Print Your Work

51

Why Print or Sell Photos

23:21
52

Preparing Photos for Print

06:44
53

Reviewing Major U.S Printers

06:57

Lesson Info

Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

(gentle music) Let me show you how you can remove something from a photo. So in this one, for example, I was just being silly and my shadow is in the shot right here, which is a cool touch to the photo. I actually like it like this, but let's say that you don't want, sometimes our shadows in the shot, and we don't have another option than to be in the shadow if we're shooting with the sun behind us. This is the best way I've found to remove things on Photoshop, and the quickest. So again, I duplicate my layer, command + J. I pick my Lasso tool, and I select this guy right here being a goof. And then I use the Content-Aware Fill. So by default, it's in Auto right here. So it tries to auto pick an area. Let's see what it does. Hmm. Not bad. Let's see if we can do better with custom, okay? So with custom, you pick your area of selection. You can hit command, hit space bar. And if you hold your space bar, you can drag your canvas like this. So let's pick an area, maybe like this, see how...

we got. Not great. It's going into the shadow. Just picking a few different areas, see if we can do better than Auto. So far, Auto's doing a really good job. Perfect, right? Tucker's laughing, but I think Auto, there's nothing wrong with Auto except when you're shooting a camera. It's more tricky, but so far, Auto did the best job here. Let's hit it again. Yeah. Let's go with Auto. Okay. So it's created a new layer with our removed area. So I wanna merge these two so I can work on both at the same time, so I can work on both layers at the same time. So merged. So you just right-click merge. So you just do right-click and merge here. Now, I can bring out my other guns. Second best, Patch tool. Let's pick this area and find something similar with a shadow and light. Nope. Let's go full light then. Nope. Not ideal. So let's go with the Stamp tool, Clone Stamp tool. We don't have to be perfect here. We'll run the Patch tool on it after, we just wanna equalize the colors for now. That's how the Patch does best, is when the colors are equalized. Let's try it now again. Pretty good. You can see that this and this are pretty similar. Let's see if we can fix that and pick a different area. Mm, not too bright. Honestly, hard to notice now. Mostly clean here. These three things are an issue. So just about paying attention 'cause the software has funny ways to do things just so people cannot see what we've been up to. All right, hard to see now. If we wanna be more precise, we can pick the Lasso tool, hit 100 pixels, perhaps. There is a hint of different light on the area that the Content-Aware Fill has created. So I'm just gonna bring it to the contrast the other areas have. See, it feels more natural now. Last thing that I'm seeing is this line here. So let's straighten it. It's brought back this thing again. All right. Got rid of it. The line feels pretty straight now. Let's go back. Okay. So this line here looks a bit weird, so let's just straighten that with the Clone Stamp tool. Yeah, so it's making this, all these copies here, it's copying the same rocks many times over, which is fine. We can just clean it up after that. All right. So we get a bit obsessed with this area. But overall, let's do a few finishes. Oh yeah. I'm being pretty picky now. You can't really tell. If you told somebody to look at the image, they could never tell that this person's been removed. These are a bit suspicious, we can remove them. All right, let's go look at a before and after. Pretty clean, right? And boom, that's how we remove stuff on Photoshop.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Workbook
A Note From Alex

Ratings and Reviews

Jon
 

Not What I Was Expecting Let me just start by saying that the workshop was very good. There were lots of things that I learned and many insights I took away. Perhaps the greatest bit of wisdom imparted to me was not anything Alex said but how he approached every subject he talked about. I felt that he was talking to me as a friend, very personal and open book. This was both a blessing and a curse as the course tends to meander around and is not as structured as others I've taken. Alex's passion for the highest quality, and craftsmanship in every aspect of his business, is very evident. From the premiums he charges, to the attention to detail in client deliveries. This is where my review is going to give some hopefully constructive criticisms. For someone so focused on a premium experience I was a surprised to find the course a bit sloppily assembled, and the videography and editing lackluster. This is coming from a videographer and someone with a lot of experience in online training. A few short examples to illustrate my point include: repeating segments of the edit (in some instances the exact same segment), poor framing. Colors changing between cuts, and my biggest pet peeve, not leaving photo examples on for long enough to see them. These are all small things, but they add up, and along with the topics meandering, left me a bit disappointed. I'm curious who you would say this class is aimed towards. Amateurs, mid-level, or experts? The assumption of who you are addressing changes throughout the course. I feel like with a bit of work from an instructional designer, and some editing cleanup, you could help hone this course to be one of the best out there. I feel like I need to do a more in depth review than will fit here, to actually explain this well. Let me know if that would be helpful to you. One other note: When I signed up for a workshop on Adventure Photography, I honestly thought it would be more field focused. The field examples were all shoots for products, and not shoots documenting an adventure. I guess I had just hoped to learn that side of the storytelling process more. Getting into the nitty gritty of being wet, cold, and dirty, and still shooting bangers. The section on filters (going out and building the snow cave) was more what I thought this course was going to be. Anyhow, with all that said, I still found it valuable and worthwhile. To summarize, the course feels a bit unpolished and in some ways unfinished though there is still great value. I've taken Jimmy Chin's Masterclass on adventure photography and it felt very structured and highly polished. I purchased "Adventure Pro" on the "finish in a month" discount. I would have felt ripped off if I had paid full price with the course in its current state. Thanks for reading and I hope my criticisms come as helpful. As I've already mentioned I'd be happy to further elaborate.

Topher Hammond
 

One of the best photography investments I'm only 1/4 of the way through Alex's course and I feel like I already have a loose plan on how I can move forward in my own career as a photographer. I felt like my work was lacking a specific feeling. The way that Alex articulated ideas on how to convey emotion in your imagery and building that overarching story arc for your own life narrative were super helpful to focus on how to make my work better. Super looking forward to the rest of this course. Thanks Alex and team!

Sergi Mas de xaxars Rosell
 

Great Workshop I learned quite a lot with this workshop. Because I'm in the industry for 5 years now, there were a few things I already knew. On the other hand, Alex showed me different and more effective ways to improve my business. I like the way he gives the lessons, always in a personal and close way. This is the knowledge I wish I had when I started. Totally worth it!

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