Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 11: The Clone tool, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
Okay, so you're saying to yourself with all these cool new retouching tools,…am I ever going to use the Clone tool again, when I have the Healing tool and Spot Healing tool?…And yes, in fact, the Clone brush still has a use and I'll show it to you right now.…All right, the problem with using these sophisticated retouching tools like…the Healing brush and Spot Healing brush is when we come up to an edge here…where part of the background is gray here, you can see, and then on this side we have skin tone.…
If I use the Healing brush to establish a source for the background and then I'm…brushing over it here, it looks like I'm doing okay.…I go right up to the edge, all right, great, I have done my retouch. As soon as…I let go, you can see what happens, it pulls the skin color from this side into that retouch.…No good, so I can't use the Healing brush there.…What still works, however, is the venerable Clone Stamp tool.…It's perfect in this instance. Establish a sample, and then just clone right…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
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