There are a lot of amazing tools in Photoshop for retouching. Some have been dubbed “Adobe Magic” (By the Adobe CEO). Over the past few years there are content aware tools. First it was Content Aware Scale, then Content aware fill and content aware move, and even content aware patch. All of these tools do a great job of speeding up and automating your Photoshop retouching workflow.
Does all of this make the good ol’ Clone Stamp tool obsolete? No way! This tool is the workhorse of the retoucher. Often times it’s the best way to remove distractions and manipulate photos, Sometimes the only way.I have also become aware that there are a lot of features in the Clone Stamp that many people are not aware of. This tutorial shows you many of the things that you can do with the clone stamp, there is a good chance there are options that you weren’t aware of.
The humble clone stamp is a great way to remove distractions, copy parts of photos, clone objects, extend the edges of elements, fill holes and outright do photo manipulation. This is one of the essential tools that every Photoshop user really should master. I put it up there with The Pen Tool and Curves. There are tools that may be a little more difficult to use, but they will get you ahead of the curve (sorry for the pun).
I hope you enjoyed this little video. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you are using the clone stamp for!
Caio for now!
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