Repairing With the Clone Tool

Repairing With the Clone Tool

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Use the Photoshop Clone Tool



Photoshop includes several tools for repairing a flawed photograph. The flaw might appear in an old photograph or a bright yellow fire hydrant that detracts from the scene.

As you repair your image, you may find that using a combination of several tools is helpful (i.e., Clone Stamp tool, Patch tool and copy/pasting image sections).


Step One

Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open) that needs some repair.

Step Two

Select the Clone Stamp tool (s key) and Option (PC- Alt) click the source portion of your image. Make sure you have selected the correct layer in the Layers palette.

Step Three

Start painting over the repair area. The pixels from the source area are used to make the repair.

Step Four

You can control the opacity of your brush by adjusting the Opacity slider. The brush size can be changed by pressing the bracket keys ([ or ]).

Clone Tool Blending Modes

In addition to the standard Normal mode, you can also use the Clone Stamp tool in Luminosity or any of the other blending modes.