Cloning from three images

Try to visualize what you want to achieve before you start making a clone montage. These three elements were carefully selected to work together, the common element were trees of course, but using three very different scales will add a sense of mystery to the final picture.

The holes in the old leaf are particularly interesting and the way this hole punches through the more realistic landscapes will also emphasize the sense of unreality.

Step 1 File> Open> DVD> Step-by-step files '07 Leaf'.

Step 2 File> Open> DVD> Step-by-step files '07 Tree'.

Step 3 File> Open> DVD> Step-by-step files '07 Sky'.

Step 4 File> Clone with the Leaf as the active document. This will make a clone

Figure 7.47

Leaf.

Figure 7.47

Leaf.

Figure 7.48

Tree.

Figure 7.48

Tree.

copy of the Leaf picture without clearing the picture.

Step 5 Change the clone source to the tree picture (File> Clone Source> '07 Tree').

Step 6 Choose the Graffiti brush from the Airbrush brush category. In the Colors palette click the Clone icon and make the brush size 190.0 and the opacity 61%.

Step 7 Paint over the Leaf picture, the graffiti brush will spray dots that will give the picture an attractive texture. Emphasize the lines of the tree trunk and branches as seen in Figure 7.50. Step 8 Change the clone source to the sky picture (File> Clone Source > '07 Sky').

Step 9 Change the brush to Airbrush> Fine Tip Soft Air 50, brush size 150.0 and opacity 4%. In the General palette change the Method to Cloning and the

Figure 7.49

Sky.

Figure 7.49

Sky.

Sub Category to Grainy Soft Cloning. Paint in the sky and tree giving it a dreamlike quality by cloning in some areas but not in others. Step 10 In the previous step it is difficult to get exactly the right amount of blue, it can also result in the texture being too smooth. If this is the case, change back to the Leaf as your clone source and return to the Graffiti brush used earlier. Brush over with this to get the right balance between the three images. Continue to swap between the three original pictures by using the clone source option until the picture is to your satisfaction.

Step 11 Finally you will need to crop the picture as the originals are not exactly the same size, you can see this by the line down the right side of the picture.

Select the Crop tool in the Toolbox, click in the top left corner and dragging down to the bottom right, include all of the picture you want to keep. Adjust the edges by dragging them to the desired position and click in the picture to crop.

Figure 7.50

Using the Graffiti brush in step 7.

Figure 7.50

Using the Graffiti brush in step 7.

The picture in Figure 7.51 has been cropped at the top and right quite substantially which has strengthened balance of the picture.

In this example we used three separate images from which to clone, it is also possible to clone from a multi-layered image so these three pictures could have been in a single document.

The way to change the clone source is to make the original picture the active document and to turn the layers on and off. Whatever is visible on the screen is what you will be cloning. This also works when a layer is only partially visible.

Figure 7.51

Tree and leaf montage.

Figure 7.51

Tree and leaf montage.

Figure 8.1

Lilies.

These lilies were painted with a combination of the RealBristle, Real Blender Round and the Smart Stroke, Acrylics Captured Bristle.

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