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Understanding the Clone Source panel


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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

with Kevin Stohlmeyer

Video: Understanding the Clone Source panel

While many of us may use the clone stamp tool in our every day I also have width and height control, so And then when I'm ready, I'm going to reduce it And then blend out the background.
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. Using the exercise files
      21s
  2. 6m 41s
    1. Getting started
      50s
    2. Starting with the right photograph
      1m 55s
    3. Utilizing colored or white backgrounds in Photoshop
      1m 28s
    4. Setting up your tablet for detail work
      2m 28s
  3. 12m 37s
    1. Using RGB vs. CMYK color spaces
      1m 17s
    2. Using adjustment layers vs. the Adjustment menu
      2m 4s
    3. Adjusting exposure in Photoshop
      3m 47s
    4. Easy color adjustments using the two-pass method
      2m 59s
    5. Removing color casts from backgrounds
      2m 30s
  4. 16m 31s
    1. Retouching overview
      19s
    2. Setting up your file for nondestructive editing in Photoshop
      1m 26s
    3. Using filters to remove dust and scratches
      2m 58s
    4. Cleaning up your image with healing tools
      3m 49s
    5. Utilizing the Clone Stamp tool to its fullest potential
      2m 20s
    6. Understanding the Clone Source panel
      2m 48s
    7. Using the Content-Aware Patch and Spot Healing tools
      2m 51s
  5. 12m 40s
    1. When do you use a mask or a path?
      1m 15s
    2. Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool
      2m 51s
    3. Saving your work path and creating a clipping path
      1m 56s
    4. Making an initial selection with selection tools
      2m 14s
    5. Cleaning up your selection
      3m 3s
    6. Creating a layer mask from a selection
      1m 21s
  6. 10m 58s
    1. How does light affect your product's shadow?
      1m 17s
    2. Using the original source to create a shadow
      1m 51s
    3. Creating your own shadow using brushes
      2m 54s
    4. Adding realism to your shadow with filters
      2m 54s
    5. Using blending modes to add your shadow to the background
      2m 2s
  7. 10m 39s
    1. Enhancing the product
      17s
    2. Adding product labels with vector art
      1m 29s
    3. Transforming the label
      1m 48s
    4. Adding realistic highlights
      2m 47s
    5. Replacing product colors with adjustment layers
      2m 33s
    6. Using layer comps for alternative versions
      1m 45s
  8. 19m 10s
    1. What are ideal files for automation?
      45s
    2. How to create an action in Photoshop
      2m 5s
    3. The batch-automation process
      2m 25s
    4. Automating color correction
      1m 27s
    5. Automating shadow creation
      2m 14s
    6. Automating image sizes for print and the web
      1m 49s
    7. Using conditional actions in Photoshop
      2m 52s
    8. Outputting your file to multiple formats
      1m 31s
    9. Adding metadata using templates in Adobe Bridge
      1m 15s
    10. Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge
      2m 47s
  9. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop
1h 31m Intermediate Apr 29, 2014

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Processing product shots requires a slightly different set of skills than retouching portraits. But with Photoshop and the techniques shown in this course, you can take raw photos of any product—jewelry or electronics—and turn them into ad-ready images. Follow along with Kevin Stohlmeyer, as he color corrects and retouches photos and then makes them pop off the screen with silhouettes, realistic highlights and shadows, and vibrant color. He also shares a series of Photoshop actions and other automation techniques he uses to speed up his workflow.

Topics include:
  • Selecting the right product shot for post-processing
  • Using a tablet for detail work
  • Adjusting exposure
  • Correcting color cast
  • Removing dust and scratches
  • Retouching a product shot with the Healing tools
  • Creating silhouettes with layer masks and clipping paths
  • Adding shadows and highlights
  • Replacing product colors
  • Automating parts of your workflow
Subjects:
Photography Retouching
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Kevin Stohlmeyer

Understanding the Clone Source panel

While many of us may use the clone stamp tool in our every day repair usage, not many of us know about the benefits of the clone source panel. The clone source panel can really turn your clone stamp usage into a power user tip. We're going to go to the Window menu and access Clone Source. This will pop out a new panel called the Clone Source panel. It's broken up into three pieces. First we have multiple resources so we can actually designate up to five different resources. For instance this shirt can be a source.

The background of the plant can be a source. And I can switch between sources without having to redesignate them every single time. Down below I have transformation controls for the clone stamp tool. I have horizontal and vertical flip so I can take for example, this tag and flip it horizontally if I need to, or vertically. I also have width and height control, so I can go through and scale appropriately as needed. In this case, what we're going to do, is I'm going to take a source to try and remove this little hair, right here.

And as I go through, if I take a regular clone source without doing anything, you can see how it doesn't quite match up perfectly with the rest of the shirt. So instead, I'm going to use the rotate feature to go through and rotate this. To make this easier, I'm just going to click my cursor in the Rotate command, then move back out to my image. And using my up and down arrow keys, I can rotate this until it matches up. Now I use a larger preview by increasing my brush size. And then when I'm ready, I'm going to reduce it back down to an appropriate size, and paint it in.

And then blend out the background. To achieve the desired results. The other options down below are Show Overlay and a lot of people are confused with this. Show Overlay actually hides the preview which is not very beneficial when you're doing retouching so we should leave that on whenever possible. Clipped is actually what you are seeing in the center of your brush, when you take a selection and you start to move this around, you'll see a clipped image in the center of your brush. When I uncheck this, it actually moves the entire image So I can see where the whole image is moving, but it covers up my entire picture.

So, on top of that if I turn Clipped off, I want to change my opacity to 50% so I can try and match this up whenever I'm moving along. But a lot of people look at this and find it confusing having the whole image move with the cursor so we normally leave Clipped on as well. Auto hide will hide the brush as we start to paint and invert will actually give us a reverse so we can actually match up precisely the texture range inside of the shirt.

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