Saturday, March 26, 2011

Photoshop: Clone Stamp Tool

I was driving with my friend Kylie yesterday on the way to a Young Life banquet and we just kept admiring how gorgeous the sky was. Light was peeking through the clouds all the way across the sky. I took out my camera to take a quick picture through the windshield and obviously, it wasn't a great picture, but I wanted to capture the beauty of the sky. My photo does it NO justice. You just had to see it yourself to understand. Buuuuut, I tried and I wanted to share it. Since I was unhappy with all the distractions in the picture taking away from the sky, I decided I'd use the clone stamp tool to take it out. Hahaha. That's kind of cheating, but I do what I want. :) Photoshop is fun.

My discovery of the clone stamp tool has made my life better. Forreal. It can work magic. If you don't know what the clone stamp tool is, it's a tool in Phototshop where you can duplicate colors and the texture of a part of your picture on a little brush and make things disappear and whatnot. It's COOL, yo. I don't know if that was the best explanation but you'll see when I show you my pictures. Basically, on a Mac, you choose the clone stamp tool on the left side and then you hold down Option and click what color/texture you want to duplicate. It will select that and you can color over something you want to rid of. It takes a lot of getting used to because you have to change the opacity and size of brush a lot, but if you play around with it, you'll get used to it. And since I fail at explaining things, I just want to share my masterpiece that took me about three hours. I'm realllllllly excited. =D This was all done in Photoshop with the clone stamp tool. The top photo is the before and the bottom is the after. 

1 comment:

  1. Mere! This is so good! I'm so glad you captured this moment :) That was the most beautiful sky I think I've ever seen. :)