The cloning process explained


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The cloning process explained

Before we cover all these various clone options, let's just review how cloning basically works. Just like in Photoshop, you find an object that you want to clone. I press the Option key on Mac, Alt key on Windows, and click to set the origin point. If this is the first time I've clicked in the Layer panel, I may be just bringing the panel forward. So let's click again just to make sure I am setting the origin point. When I release the Option or Alt key and move to another area of the layer panel, when I start painting, I will clone that element.

But if I want to repeat elements, I just Option+click on them and repeat that. Now since I didn't spend any time setting the size of my brush, if I pick a large element, I will have to do a little work to duplicate that item. With my layer selected, I will press the shortcut to reveal the paint strokes and that's two Ps in quick succession. Each stroke I've painted appears in the Timeline. When I select Clone stroke 4, I can...

The cloning process explained
Video duration: 6m 7s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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The cloning process explained provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet

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Video
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After Effects
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