Written and Copyright Cherie
This is my own creation, any similarities to other
tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.

Drag the Arrow to mark your progress

Go to your PSP folders and in "All Lessons", "Baby Bees" make a new folder name: Clone Lesson

DOWNLOAD THE IMAGE TO USE HERE: CLICK HERE

The Clone Brush tool is a fun and powerful way to edit your images by using parts of an image as a paint source. You can remove elements within your image by painting over them with another part of the image. The paint source can be part of the same layer, another layer in the image, a merged image, or a layer from another image.

1. This is a short lesson because you will see what it does right off the bat.

2. Okay open up the image that was supplied in the lesson. It looks like this. The image is a PSP saved image so it will have a transparent background.

3. Now open a new image and set it to 500 x 500 transparent background checked. Like below:

4. Now place your flower image and your blank canvas side by side like so:

5. Now click on your clone tool on your tool bar.

6. Notice your preset bar. See mine below. Just like the paint brushes you have the same choices of brushes. Click on the round one under shapes.

7. Now on your lower image place you mouse over the flower image. Notice the round circle.

That circle represents the portion of the tool that your going to use to clone. Clone = duplicate.

8. With your mouse over that image of the flower right click.

9. Now go back to your blank canvas and left click drag your mouse a little bit. What you should see is the image of the flower being duplicated or cloned onto your blank canvas like so:

Note the X on the flower image. That is the original picture and if you watch as you move your mouse of the blank canvas it will move on the flower image. The X is showing you what your cloning. The circle on the blank canvas is were your mouse is actually at and it duplicating the original image.

10. Finish up making your duplicated image on your blank canvas like so:

ASSIGNMENT: AFTER YOU DUPLICATE YOUR IMAGE CROP IT DOWN AND SAVE IT AS A JPEG. SAVING IT AS A JPEG WILL GIVE IT A WHITE BACKGROUND.

Just for fun I went up and choose a different type of paint brush instead of the circle. This was the results that I got when I cloned using a different type of brush: I choose a butterfly brush.

Then I right clicked on the original flower image

and left clicked only one on my blank canvas and this is the results that I got:

See the flower colors in it.

ASSIGNMENT: PICK A BRUSH FROM THE CLONE TOOL AND MAKE A BRUSH IMAGE LIKE MINE ABOVE. CROP IT DOWN SAVE IT AS A JPEG AND SEND IT IN FOR CREDIT.

 

RECAP OF ASSIGNMENTS:

1. AFTER YOU DUPLICATE YOUR IMAGE CROP IT DOWN AND SAVE IT AS A JPEG. SAVING IT AS A JPEG WILL GIVE IT A WHITE BACKGROUND.

 

2. PICK A BRUSH FROM THE CLONE TOOL AND MAKE A BRUSH IMAGE LIKE MINE ABOVE. CROP IT DOWN SAVE IT AS A JPEG AND SEND IT IN FOR CREDIT.

 

 

Send in your lesson like so: Baby Bee Clone Tool (name) for credit. Send them to: