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Adobe Photoshop: Retouching and Collage

Lesson 5 of 20

11:30 am - The Clone Source Panel

 

Adobe Photoshop: Retouching and Collage

Lesson 5 of 20

11:30 am - The Clone Source Panel

 

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11:30 am - The Clone Source Panel

then sometimes when I'm retouching, it becomes a little more difficult to find proper areas to copy from, Let's say, in this case, I need to get rid of the palm tree that's on the right side of the photo. And if you look at all the things that the palm tree is covered up, it might be a little bit of a challenge to get rid of. First, let's work down here at the bottom and look at this railing. And if you look at the railing, the shape in the railing varies from a V shaped tomb or of across shape. Every other one varies. So if this is a cross shaped that's across shape, this is a V shape. The one where the tree is should be a V shape, shouldn't it? So I'm gonna grab one of my retouching tools. I'm going to option click to say I want a copy from this particular area, and then I'm gonna come over here, and this is where that same trick I showed you earlier might be useful. And that is, get a huge brush, humongous. If it's huge, it's easier to tell how it's gonna line up with the entirety o...

f the rest of the image. See if you can get it to be an appropriate spot and then click to establish that relationship from where you're copying where you're applying it. Click. But then she's undo because he didn't want to apply it to that huge of an area. It still maintains the relationship, though, so I can now get a smaller brush. Come in here and paint. I'm still in darkened mode. If I can only dark in the tree, it's gonna be really difficult to get rid of it. So anyway, now I can come in here and in there, But you see how it was much easier to do when I had a huge brush that I could see out related to everything if I had a small brush, it would be really easy when I got over here that things wouldn't line up anymore. So we'll do that. But let's look at some other tricks. There is a panel in Photoshopped that can help us if I go to the window menu and I choose clone source. Have you ever seen the clone source panel before? But it's overly useful. Let's see what we can do with it. First, the top. There are five icons side by side. Those five icons are like presets. They're going to remember the relationship between where you're cloning and where you are applying it. Meaning down here. Didn't I copy from this area in Apply it over there. Well, it's gonna remember exactly how far over that Waas and it's gonna remember it within this little guy right there. If I need to clone from a different area, I'll switch to the next icon before I come over here and define it. So let's say from that area, I'm in a clone from in here. I'm just gonna option click right here. Come over here and apply. It might be better if I get a bigger brush so I can see how it aligned with things. Click could choose. Undo. If I want a smaller brush smaller, start applying it. So I do this. I come down here and I'm trying to replace the window. And what happens is I accidentally go too far. No one in this case is okay. There. I messed up. Can you tell it? This just messed up. You see, at the bottom like bomber. I just screwed up, but I did a good job up here. I wish I wouldn't have messed up down here. Well, all I do is go up here to these icons. And if I click on this one, it will bring me back is if I never finished retouching originally with the very first time I option clicked in one area and applied it somewhere else. It will go back and remember that relationship. So if I click here when I go back to retouch, I'm back to retouching from that area over on the left. And then I can click to the 2nd 1 And now I'm back to retouching between this window and that window. It's kind of mountain banding if you haven't worked with it before. If you've never worked with before, you're probably going What the heck is it doing? I don't quite get it because it's remembering previous areas that I had option clicked on and then applied, and I can switch between them, which makes working on a very complex area much easier because I could come and work from different sources from all over. So let's say down here. I wanna work from over on this side in a copy. Before I option click anywhere. I want to switch the clone source. Then say I want a copy from right here and apply it here. If I mess up and I go too far up ups, I'm like, Oh, man, I screwed up. But I did so good down here. I don't want to undo. I just say Fine. Let's go back to that old quote slows the old Clarence Otis. We used originally to actually put that retouching in. That was the 1st 1 wasn't so. Now I can come in here is a fine. We'll just go back to clawing from where we were before. And I'm able to switch back and forth. I get back up to the window part and maybe I screwed up somehow. Maybe I switched to another one of these clones sources and I decide to calling from a random spot. Oops, I messed up. If I can remember which one of these clones sources at the top I was using when I worked on that window. I think it was 1/3 1 Although it might have been the second Oh, it's not this. No, it's the 2nd 1 I can switch back to it. So I find that to be overly useful when I'm working on a very complex area and I need a copy from many different areas in the surroundings. Aiken store them In these little clones sources, the only thing is switched to the next one over. Before you option click on your image to copy from a different area. And that way you can have up to five different sources that you're switching between and that can make it pretty darn interesting. There's more we can do, though. Here we're copying from part of the plants over here on the left side. I was applying it on the right. Sometimes what you need to do is rotate or scale things, see if I can find an example elsewhere in this picture. Mm. I'm going to repair this tree right here to make it more difficult. I'm gonna try to copy from the other side of the document just cause I'm assuming it's gonna be harder, it might be the wrong scale. Might be something else. I'm gonna go right here. Option click. Come over here. to apply it. I'll try to get it to line up, maybe get a bigger brush so I can see it. But when I try to wind it up, does it look the little lisp? It often angle. That's not just a little bit. It's like the left edge a little higher than it needs to be. Let's figure out how we can change that in the clone source panel. There's a bunch of settings in here. Let's take a look at him. One of those settings is right here angle. I can tell Photoshopped to rotate this. So if I come over here and let's just say I set this to 30% now you see my clone intelligent angle. You can just see it right there. Set it back to zero, and you see it. Put it back so I could click on that number and then used the up and down arrow keys on my keyboard. Let's see. Barrow, Wrong direction, right left. Arrow her down here, I should say, um, try to get it to the right angles, where it matches up on both ends of where my circum thing is right. Then I can click boom that might have been too large of a brush for me to use. So I can choose, undo and get a smaller one. But actually clicking. Establish that connection there. Then Now I'm painting, and I can use that to remove the tree I'm paying from the other side of the document so I could do that and I had to rotate it negative 0.9 degrees. But boy, is that useful? Because now I can suddenly copy from all sorts of things in this image that you usually would be useless to copy from. Let's see if we get rid of some parts in here where this is. I'm gonna copy from over here. Words cleaner. I don't know if the angle be right. Maybe if it was in perspective, this would be too small or too large. Doesn't matter. We're gonna be able to do it. Option Click here, Come over here to apply. And when I get it in here, let's see if it looks OK or not. My might not know. I'll get a harder edge brush, so it's easier to see. Let's see. Their angle, I think, is often teeniest bit in the size might be the littlest bit too big looking, the left edge that looked just a little bit too big. Well, over here we have a setting for scaling right here. Do you see where we have the W in the H? That's width and height, Percentage of scale. The little link symbol means if I change one, the other one will change with it. So it goes proportionally. If I let go of that little thing by clicking on it, that means I could change the width to squish it one direction without squishing the opposite direction. Eso With that, I could click on one of these numbers and then used the up and down arrow keys to change them. I could go up to make it bigger down to make it smaller. See if I could get that to be just right or not. I might need to use a different setting on the left edge in a different setting on the right. Something like that. Click Choose undo because I was only clicking to establish the position, and then I could come in here and try to apply it. Does that make sense? How can scale it up or down. There's a bunch of different things we could do with that, and there are keyboard shortcuts for this. I'll see if I can remember them, because so far, what I've shown you to scale or rotate is to click on the number up here and use up and down arrow keys. And that's less elegant because if you want to change the size of your brush by using the brackets, it'll think you want to take brackets in there instead of changing the size of your brush. So let me see what I can come up with. Something to remember. Take me a second. Uh, let's say I want to use this part here. Option. Click and use it somewhere else. Different part of the picture. And it's too small all right to change the size when we see if I can figure it. There are two keys you're gonna hold down on your keyboard, the keys on a Macintosh or shifted option on windows. That would be shift adult. If you hold on those two keys and then you use the greater than or less than symbols on your keyboard. Those are the ones that look like sideways These on your keyboard? If you watch my clone source panel, you'll find that that changes the angle. If, on the other hand, you use the bracket keys the same bracket keys used for changing the size of your brush, you're gonna be scaling instead on if you can tell right now. But in the clone source panel, the width and height are both changing at the moment, and so therefore, I can, um, scale and rotate. There is another thing you could do, though, and that is what the same two keys held down. You can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to reposition what you're putting in there. Let's say that I decided on this particular image. There's a window that's open here and it should be closed. So I'm going to grab my clone stamp tool in this case, I'm going to copy from down here, Will. You will use a new corn source copy from down here, come up here to apply it, and in this case it's not too bad. But let's say when I click, I was off a little bit. So when I get up here, can you tell that the retouching I put in is just a little off. I'll choose, undo. And now I just want to reposition where it is in there. So hold on the two keys and mentioned. Shift an option and I'm gonna use the arrow keys on my keyboard. See, I can move that over. It's not moving what's already applied. It's moving. What I'm about to apply the preview that's in my brush and then I can move up and down. I'm just using the up, down arrow keys, and so we'll get wherever we think. It's just right there and then I'll click in apply. Try to close that window. Yeah, I just want you to know people are insane right now. Way, Dorian says. No way. This would have saved me so much agony. Not Sarah. De years of cloning the wrong way. No wonder it's my least favorite tool on, and I was wondering what that noise was. A net de was screaming, Wow, eso yeah, there that in there. And if you work on an empty later, just grab the eraser tool. If you get too much in you, look up here at the top C. It's too bright grab your racer. Well, you just soft edged brush. Just say race that away. I didn't need that part. But if you're not used to the clone source panel the Clones source panel I don't remember when they added it. It's been in there a long time now, but I find I rarely see it open on somebody screen. But it's so changes the way you retouch. You can do so much more that it's crazy. S O. I mean, I can still go back watch ago. Let's say later on I do something by accident. I don't even realize it. I copied from some random part in hopes I screwed up down here again. Let's see. I gotta have not the eraser to a clone tool. Okay, I screw up down here again. Whoops. Well, as long as we changed between sources before we option clicked each time, we're gonna have all those still stored in there. The 1st 1 was that when I got rid of the circle thing, it's gonna remember it. So just go. Hey. All right, we'll fix that. Oh, that's not the right stuff. Quite for the bush, though, is it? Darn it. Which one was the Bush, though I don't remember. I hope I saved it in one of them. Three. No, it wasn't 34 I hope I say that in there. Oh, I might not have saved it in there. I might. What I probably did is when we went off from the bush and on to something else, I option clicked on something. But I hadn't changed this to a different one yet, so I didn't quite save it. But I probably have the window in here. Yeah, I got the window, but I'm still able to go back to those spots. If I clicked on the next one over before option, click on my picture again, cloned from somewhere else. You can have up to five of those, and it makes it so you can go around so much of the document. It's crazy. Can you name those clone sources? Uh, I don't think so. If there is a way to name them, I am not aware of it. It be nice. If you could cause then you could remember. But I don't know how to name. So if it's in there, it's hidden. So let's just look at what's in there in general, So offset. That is, how far is it from where you option clicked to copy from and where you're applying it? That's how far did you offset before you applied? And that's what we're changing when I use the arrow keys to nudge it over up. That was the setting that was being changed. The width and height are scaling eso that's making it bigger, smaller, and this is rotation. One little tip about this. Within height, you can put in negative 100 for the width, and what you're doing is flipping the image horizontally. And that can be nice if you don't want to see a, um, an exact copy somewhere else, because the copy is going to be a reflection of it. Your brain won't be ableto Telus much because it's not exactly the same. It's left to right flipped that make any sense. Now, instead of typing in negative 100 I think you can just click this icon, and that's gonna flip horizontal to this one Down here would flip vertical and I think an old version. You had a type in negative 100 I don't know when they added those icons. This little icon over here will reset things. So if I had in here, let's say, had 12 degrees, 98% scaled and all that and I hit that, it resets it. Just bring it back to defaults. And that's important because you're gonna rotate something when you're cloning. And then later on a week later, it's gonna be the next time you clone and just it's gonna be screwed up because gonna remember that setting. So come in there, click that icon. It will reset things. Other things that are in here, frame offset in lock frame. I don't use those, I think, though it has to do with animation or video. I want to clone from this frame of video and use it over in this future frame of video. Um, I don't do video, so I I don't use that other things that are in here. Just so you know, um, if we're option clicking from one area going to apply it somewhere else Thea, other choices show overlay. If I turn that off, you will not see the preview in your brush. And how usually see a preview of what you're about to apply. If you want to know, annoy a coworker that does a lot of retouching and you never see them. Use the clone source panel. Turn that off. Just don't tell my told you good. But that's what gives you the preview. Inside your brush. There's another check box called Clipped, and that's what makes the preview that's inside your brush on Lee. Show up inside your brush. If you were to turn off clipped, you would see it over your entire picture. That's the same preview. It's just over your entire picture. Clipped means only within your brush. Uh, then we have the opacity, which is that preview? How much can you see through it? Um, and you can have a blending mode. I could say when I get that preview show it is if I'm in darkened mode or is if I'm in light mode and therefore this preview should look a little bit different. Um, and that ISS, when you have this setting, is the only time really, when turning off clipped is useful. Because then this preview isn't just a, um it's not just, ah picture coming up the entirety of your image. Instead it's in darkened mode or something else, which makes it so you can see how it interacts with what's underneath. Not so many people are gonna be using that, though most people ignore this part. I found it to be useful, though, so we got all sorts of stuff in the clone source panel. The clone source panel makes retouching. It takes you like to a completely different level retouching. If you've never touched clone source before, you've been like in kindergarten when it comes to retouching and you can graduate from kindergarten and be able to clone from so many more things in your image that it's crazy. If you ever wonder how people end up being able to do a lot of retouching is that you find that your brain would you be thought how the heck would ever do that is because they're using the corn source and you're not. And if so, you can't rotate. You can't scale. You can't do all sorts of things that are so much easier if you have okay. Questions about clone source. You get it from the window menu. Clone source. It's been, and photo shopped for a very long time, even though you might not have had it open, what questions we got. We definitely have questions coming in. Let's see, Desharnais says. Is there a way to clone from another document like the next shot? What does it need to be within the same document? You can clone from any document you want, as long as they're in the same color mode like RGB versus Seeing White came out, you can copy between documents. Let's just open another document and open this image. I want to be able to call in from this. So I'm going to just have this document open at the moment that I option Click to say I want a copy from it. Then I switched to the other document. Just make sure this one stays open. And now do you see that I'm about to apply some flowers because I wanted this down here to be flowers. But of course, those flowers are too big, so I'll go over here and take my height and say, Well, I want 50% size flowers on the angles down, not quite what I'd want. So let's take the angle And over Perfect came. It's established where it goes, Click Choose on Duke's was too big of a brush and now get a smaller one to actually apply it. And, yeah, I'm applying the flowers from the other document there. So many Ah ha moments happening right now. So, um yeah, And also use your flipping horizontal and vertical a lot because then you don't see a blatant copy from somewhere else. It is a blatant copy, but flipped and your brain doesn't recognize so much so far, like copy grass or just spoilage in general, use it somewhere else. Often times it will look the same, but flip it and you might not notice. Although be careful if the lighting on it is not diffused lighting. Instead, it's direct. Suddenly the light will come from the other side, and it might not look right. So, yes, you have covered the angle and flipping it. But Shade K from Spain is wondering if you can change the perspective of the clone source. No way we're gonna be able to do that kind of stuff, but only when we start using layers and we get away from the actual retouching tools themselves. We'll do that later today. laser sharp image. Does the clone source keep the settings between sessions, or is it saved with PST file or at all ad with the tiff Save layers? I believe it is only saved in your photo shop when friendship is running. It's similar to like you're not quite sure, clipboard. But when you close the documents, I believe it will no longer remember them. But I haven't tested it. It's just I don't see how it's going to save it, especially if I'm going between documents and all the things it's capable of. I don't believe it saves it with the document but tested. I haven't tested it, all right, Really Cool from New York City is winning. If you can clarify, you can constrain the clone destination to inside a selection. Correct. Yeah, If you have a selection active on your screen than the only area where cloning could happen, it can only be applied in the air that's selected. That's the only area the picture will be able to change. So, yes, you could constrain something with selection

Class Description


Part of the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle.

Learn how to retouch any image, whether it be the simplest problem or the most complex and seemingly impossible task. Understand the difference between all the retouching tools and then learn how to supplement them with other Adobe® Photoshop® features. See how multiple images can be combined into a seamless composite that is much more than the sum of its parts.

  • Learn the difference between all the retouching tools and when to use each one
  • See how the Clone Source panel can help with difficult retouching jobs
  • Rid your images of telephone poles, power lines and pedestrians, even if they overlap complex backgrounds like trees
  • Discover how Layer Masks, Blending Sliders and Vector Masks are best implemented
  • Learn how Smart Objects can allow you to make almost infinite changes to your design without having to rework your image

  • This course is also part of the Photoshop tutorials series


    Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6

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