Cloning and stamping are great for cleaning up unwanted objects in a photo. In this video, Derrick Story shows you how to use cloning and stamping. Luminar is a modern image editor for both Mac and PC platforms. It provides photographers with the tools they need to creatively edit their images quickly and easily.
- [Instructor] For those times when erase won't work, clone and stamp might. And we're going to try that right now. I'm going to try it on this area over here, this blue thing. And the reason why I don't think erase will work is because it's going to read stuff around here and it's going to create kind of a goofy design. But clone and stamp might work. So let's try it. So we go back to tools, we go to clone and stamp, this is going to feel familiar, as it prepares a new layer. What I want to do is sample this part of the fence and bring it over here, that's my plan.
So let's try it. I think the size is about right. Let's see here, you can click on size. I think 66 is about right, maybe just a hair bigger. Softness, just a little bit more softness. Up just a smidge there. What I want to do is I want my tool, go ahead click there to get rid of that.
And we'll keep the opacity at 100%. So now I'm going to sample, I'm going to line up right on this center beam here because that'll make it easy for me to line up when I do the fix. So here's my sample, and now I'm going to come over here. And you get to see a little bit of a preview. And I want to just line up right here. I just want to center between those. I just want to get right in the middle. There's always a little bit of fooling around here.
There we go. Then I'm just going to pull right through. Just go straight. Now I got a little bit of bend, right there, in the post. But you get the idea. Not too bad at all, though. We'll take it right now, especially for live action work, you don't want to watch me fiddle with this forever. Before I leave, I just want to let you know that you have a pop-up menu here that also has your brush settings. And if you're using a pen, pressure also.
And then your opacity settings right here. So it's a pretty straightforward tool. I'm just going to go ahead and click done, let it process what we've done. And now we have the fix on our own layer, right there. So let's go back to the very beginning. We have all these layers, we've done some corrections. There's where we were, helmet, blue thing hanging on the fence, horse a little dull-looking. And here's where we are now, no more helmet, no thing hanging on the fence, and horse looking a lot better.
Each of these things nice and neat on their own layer, so we can turn them on and off. Pretty slick, wouldn't you say? So that's a look at clone and stamp. Sometimes you have to just take your time and work slowly with it. But if you do, chances are very good that you'll get the correction that you want.
- Applying filters and presets
- Cropping images
- Batching processing
- Working with layers
- LUT mapping
- Converting to black and white
- Toning images
- Reducing noise
- Saving and exporting images