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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Cloning Away Distractions

The Clone Stamp tool has been the tool of choice for removing distracting or other unwanted objects in photos for years now. Although the Healing Brush in many ways offers a better and more realistic alternative, there are certain situations where the Clone Stamp tool is still the best tool for the job. Here’s an example of how this workhorse removes unwanted objects:

Step One:

Nothing ruins a nice shot like distracting objects or people. Here we have a nice photo of a lighthouse, but the people in the top right take away from the photo. I don’t want to crop them out, because I like the rocks in that area so we’ll use the Clone Stamp tool to remove them.

MATT KLOSKOWSKI

Step Two:

Use the Zoom tool (Z) to zoom in if ...

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