Why You Need the Clone Stamp Tool
So the clone stamp tool lets go switch photos. The clone stamp tool. You know I'm gonna do because somebody had mentioned this. Why would I use the clone stamp tool? I actually think that clone stamp worked really good on here. So let's make ourselves a blank layer, hit the clone stamp tools right down here and then option or all click sample, and now I'm gonna line it up. That's not too bad. I'm gonna sample again down here and bring it up and then maybe go get rid of that rock, even some of that out. But that's pretty good. Nice part about it. I think I think the reason why it works so well. There's there's a lot of texture there. It's not. It's not a big area of changing tone like a Grady in in the Sky, which is gonna be difficult if you're cloning from one to another. So there's a lot of texture. I think I think that would probably be the way to go in there and get rid of that, because I can't tell if you do see a repeating pattern. I'll just go sample from somewhere else and then ...
paints over some of those little patterns, but not from there. And that can help, too. All right, let's take another look at a clone stamp example here. So this where I, where I tend to use the clone stamp the most, is it's usually going to be cleanup work after I've done something with one of the other tools. Because where the other tools don't work well is an edge. The other tools tend to fail when it gets to a really hard edge on something. So if I look, let's say let's say we want to remove these little these little guys up here and say we want to just clean up that skyline, Okay, so I go to my I could go to let's do spot, healing brush, get rid of it, get pretty close, Okay, And then once I get down to here, cause this is gonna be a tough for area to just go in here, I'll try to get rid of this. You will see. So this go paint. It works. Maybe. See what I mean, though I'm telling you when I rehearse this and I did this it like, brought in part of the building up there, but now it looks good. So just stop disuse, the spot healing brush. I don't care. Uh huh. Let's just say it worked like it did before. Which usually will, that the healing tools are not great on edges. I mean, neither is content aware it's not. It's not gonna It's gonna feather an edge when there's a firm edge. So that's where the clone stamp tool comes in, because now it could be very exact. So we'll go over here option or all click and I'll paint, and I'm gonna show you one other little initially. One other little trick here and that is See how it's kind of smashing into the building. It gets kind of blurry. Normally, we want a low hardness setting for our brushes because all these tools are brushes. Normally, we want a low hardness setting, which means it's a feathered, soft edged brush right, 100% hardness means hard firm edge, 0% hardness means very soft feathered edge. Normally, we want that because we want toe. We wanted to blend in with the with the area around us, but in a case like this, you want a really a really firm, straight edge to go along there. So in this case again option are all click and just paint along. And to me, that's when it usually comes in pretty handy, all right, rather than trying to get it with the other tools.