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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Clone Stamp

The Clone Stamp tool copies information from one area of the image and applies it somewhere else. Before using the Clone Stamp, however, there is one thing you should know: All retouching tools use the Brush Presets panel (Figure 11.34). The brush that you use with the Healing Brush isn’t all that important because the tool will blend your retouching into the surrounding image, but the brush you choose for the Clone Stamp doesn’t have those blending capabilities. You have to decide if you want what you’re about to apply to fade into the image or to have a distinct edge. For most applications, it helps to have a soft edge on the brush so you can’t see exactly where you’ve stopped retouching.

Figure 11.34. The brush determines how ...

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