10 Tips for Photoshop Beginners

Lesson 9 of 9

Using Clone Stamp and Blending Options in Photoshop

 

10 Tips for Photoshop Beginners

Lesson 9 of 9

Using Clone Stamp and Blending Options in Photoshop

 

Lesson Info

Using Clone Stamp and Blending Options in Photoshop

Tip night. Similar but different clones stamp and the healing brush tool. These are really commonly used tools in photo shop. I use them all the time. Let's make this later invisible. We talked about it briefly earlier. The clone stamp versus the healing brush tool. The close tap is going to be a really great tool when you want to make a direct copy of whatever you're doing in this case. Let's say I want to I want to close up that. Here we go. I want to close up this. Why a little bit? Maybe I want to make this look a little bit fresher. So what I'm going to do is hit s for my clone stamp tool. I'm on a new layer here. I want to make sure I'm sampling the current layer in the below if I just sample my current layer it's not going to do anything because there's nothing on my current layer. So I want to make sure it's sampling current below and a quick tip for you guys you can see. I've got a little preview of what I'm actually going to clone stamp visible in my brush, a super nice to ha...

ve to get to it just goto window and then down here to clone source there's a little option. Where you can click show overlay you can see it's unchecked I don't actually see what I'm doing with that button checked I can see what I'm doing it it makes a lining things so much easier so we're going to do that I'm going sample right here and then we're going to paint right up top of there all right? We'll do it again sample right here and paint right in this area and you can see I'm using the exact same there we go I'm using the actual information from the wide to complete that selection, so being able a sample there we go and paint in with a preview is allowing me to create a lot more detail than I would have originally had there we go and it's a very, very easy way to fix any thing like this including things like blemishes on skin so if you had a pimple you could clone stamp in areas similar and actually take care of it now closed and keep in mind will create a direct copy let's say you like the texture of this end so I want to sample this texture of the end and I would like to paint it here on the truck something like that well, because it's a clone stamp to it's going to create a direct copy okay, there it literally is a copy of whatever is over here now the healing brush tool is a little bit different. The healing brush tool will allow you to sample the texture of wherever you're painting and it'll blended in with the color of wherever you paint. So if I let go here, you can see I now have that texture that was on that end over here. Let me choose an area that's got a little bit more high contrast so you guys can see. Well, just choose her necklace. So if I hold all torre option and I start and I sample on her necklace and I start painting this undershirt, a clone stamp tool will be done here if I let it go be done. If I let go with the healing brush tool, you can see it takes the color. There we go, I let go and it doesn't best job to try to blend that in together. Now another example would be this is gonna look weird, but we'll show you guys always this sample her lips that will paint your new set of lips on the side of her face. Uh, it's gonna look weird, but the healing russia was going to do its very best to blend those together. So did you see how there was a color shift, right? When I let go, it did that it did it's best to blend them together now if you're not doing something so funky, like trying to copy a pair of lips it's really easy to get rid of things like this, I'm just sampling over here and painting right over top, basically getting rid of things like that because those things there are considered basically just textures. So any of these blemishes that I want to get rid of sample over here, paint right there and it's going to get rid of all of these blemishes for me on the side of my car or whatever it is, you can pretend you could pretend she has perfect skin, you know, this'll be great if she had pimples, but she doesn't, so I'm using truck pimples basically, you had to get rid of this, so yeah, anytime you need to remove a little bit blemish things like that, did you have a nice area to sample from sample from that area and paint right over there? It's going to blend together? Now, where do you use the healing brush tool versus the clone stamp tool healing brush tool is perfect and if you're in a wide open area, okay, so blemishes like this, you know, get rid of that guy easy to do, but if something was right here at the edge and I want to paint over I let go with the healing brush tool and look what it's done it's blurred everything together so if you're near an edge that's when you want to get your clone stamp tool out because your clothes stamp is not going to try to blur things together it's not going to try to fit anything together after you let go it's just going to be a direct copy of wherever you're painting so whenever you're near an edge make sure using the clone stamp to well the rest of the time you're going to be pretty good with the healing brush tool. All right, everyone pretty good on that. All right, cool, I think run ten man five minutes to go expert timing blend layers together for more believable effects let's pop in the photo shop we're gonna blend some layers together I'm gonna show you let's say you don't want to use curves and levels toe actually color your image let's say I just want to create a new layer andi I just want to fill the whole thing with like a nice teal color so I'm gonna hold old eruption and filled the entire layer with this okay quick keyboard shortcut whenever you're tryingto figure out what blending mode is going to work the best hit the wiki these going to be your keyboard shortcut for the move tool so if I'm in my move tool what it's going to do is it's going to default to me to my layer? And now when I use my keyboard shortcuts it's going to change the bloody motor my layer so I'm gonna hold downshift and I'm gonna hit the plus and minus on my keyboard and it's going to scroll all the way through every single one of my bloody move does, which is very, very helpful. Now, if I'm using my brush tool in a hit shift plus minus it's going to change the blending mode of my brush, so keep in mind, switch the move tool first and then hold downshift plus and minus and that's going to allow you to cycle through all of your different but blood notes. So just remember, I feel this entire thing with with this steel color, and there are all these different blend modes that they're going to allow this till color to blend with my image. So if I want to edit the color of my image, I wanted to add a little bit of this till I could set this layer to something like screen or soft light and would actually take this color and introduce it and blended with the rest of my image not only that, but I can do. Rosaly funky effects like you know that looks like a lady gaga cd cover something like that, but you can do all kinds of funky effects that are going to blend these things together. I would say keeping in mind with in line with everything else that we talked about today, the most commonly one used are going to be towards the top, and in this case we're planning modes that broken down into different categories. So we have our normal category at the top. This's are dark and category, so everything in here is going to darken the image are lighting category everything's going toe, lighten the image and then are overlaid category. Everything is going to blend evenly with the image so dark and you can see how that works. Lighten we can see how that works and then overlay blending back together again so you don't have just a blue and there's. A quick introduction to our different meddling is and you know what? I kind of like lytton, but it's too opaque, it's too visible, so we're just going to lower the opacity down there we go and give it a little bit of that nice, cool retro look all right, there we go, so back here and review our ten tips, so safer weapon devices start learning those commonly used tools make the most out of your selections. Use layer effects with the type tool, use curves and levels to color your images. Remember what we did on her lips. Use layers, masking and grouping as possible as often. I did not say that right as often as possible. Keyboard shortcuts save a lot of time, have some fun with the filter gallery, similar but different clone stamp and the healing brushed. You'll remember the clone stamp tool used towards the edges, that's going to really help out a lot, and number ten blend layers together form or believable effects, using your blending loads that sent its reporter beginners.

Class Description

Photoshop can be daunting for beginners and it is hard to know where to start. In this 90-minute Photoshop class, you’ll learn 10 actionable tips that will help you get the most out of Photoshop so you can start editing today.

Aaron Nace will start at the beginning. You’ll learn how to organize your files so you’ll always know where to find them. You’ll also learn about color settings, layers, masking and groups. Aaron will cover the commonly used tools in Photoshop and even teach you keyboard shortcuts so you’ll know how to work quickly and efficiently.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2

Reviews

Patricia Green
 

This was a very informative course, and perfect for a beginner. I came from Paint Shop Pro and so I knew some terminology and some of what might be possible with what tools, but Photoshop is a big new world for me, so this beginner course was just what I needed. Great instructor who is knowledgable and has a good sense of humor. I would recommend this class to beginners.