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Alright. So, there are a couple of ways to use the Clone Stamp Tool.
One, is to go ahead and duplicate portions of an image; another is to try to fix portions of an image. You can also however clone from one image into a different image and that is why I had you to open the light fabric image. We are just going to go ahead and paint from the aged01 image into the light fabric image.
So, what I would like you to do is go ahead and zoom in into this image and move your cursor, so that that little cross in the center of the cursor is all the way in the upper left hand corner of the image as far as possible up there. Then, press the “Option” key or the “Alt” key in the PC and click.
You should click inside the image window. If you option click outside the image window in your desktop, Photoshop is going to disappear on the Mac. So, just make sure that you are inside the image when you option click or alt click, of course, in the PC.
And then I am going to bring over my light fabric image here and I am going to go ahead and zoom in on it as well. Make sure that a line is turned on, that a line to check box is turned on ad I am going to go up to the upper left hand corner of the image window and click again.
And what I have done is I have registered the first image with the second image. Just make sure that there are now going to be completely in alignment with each other and I am going to undo that modification, so I am going to undo that brushstroke I applied.
Now, I can paint inside any place in the image because the brushstroke will be aligned. Even though I undid it, the alignment point has been saved. Photoshop is going to pay that attention to that alignment point.
So, let me show you what I mean by that. I will just go ahead and zoom out from the image bit. I am going to increase my brush size and if I start painting, notice that his face comes into the image of the exact same point it appears in the original.
So, I will go ahead and zoom out and make it two, so that we can see. His face is in about the center of the image in the original and it is in about the center as well here. See, complete, perfect alignment. Thanks to the fact that I took the time to align to two images by alt clicking or option clicking and then clicking.
And then at this point, I can just brush wherever I want to, to get this sort of faded effect. So, just basically fade the statue into the fabric image like so and if I wanted to I could even apply a blend mode to this image as I paint.
So, for example, right here is the mode option inside the options bar and I will change that mode from normal which just paints a normal brushstroke subject to the opacity value. I will change it to overlay which does a great job of blending one image with another image and retaining all the detail, all the luminosity values inside both of the images.
It did a really great job of merging the two and I am going to even increase the opacity value back to 100% by pressing the “0” key. Notice it is now at 100% and I will brush in again and notice what it does.
Notice eventhough, I am painting over these details here, I am painting over this fabric, I can still see the fabric texture below. So, it does not get rid of the fabric texture, it just merges the two images into each other which I think is a really becoming effect with of course the exception of the fact that this guy has two ears.
That looks a little weird. But otherwise, I think it looks pretty nice. I think it looks pretty nifty. I will just go ahead and brush in some of the bottom portion of this guy. And there is my final effect, my final blending of the statue along with this fabric background. Thanks to the clone stamp tool mixed, in this case, with the overlay blend mode.