Clone Stamp tool

As we all know infringement is a problem in Microstock business. Therefore we always need to delete the marks , brands , letters or signs in our images to avoid from copyright infringment.

Here is a simple tip to achieve this ;

1 - Open your image and make a copy layer ( Ctrl + J for PC )

It is not a "must" for this tip but do it always to prevent your image from any possible accident

2 - Create an empty layer. ( Shift + CTRL + N )

3 - Choose "Clone Stampt Tool" from the tool box menu

4 - At the top of the window choose "All layers" from Sample menu combo box. Other two options are usually "Current Layer" and "Current and Bellow"

5 - Choose the empty layer you created and click on the point with ALT key where you want to copy the pixels from . Do not forget the arrange your brush size ( right click please )

6 - Final step. Move your cursor to point where you want to make the correction and paint it over

That's is it.

Disable the background and copy layer to see the changes on the empty layer you created. Well, you have the chance to delete your correction if you dont like it.

Thanks for reading

Serdar Tibet

Note : logo and letters on the apron in this image has been removed with this method.

Baker with flour

Photo credits: Serdar Tibet.
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Serdar Tibet is a software developer and photographer, who is working on stock images in various concepts.

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October 19, 2011

I do this but without making a layer. To avoid any accident I keep saving from time to time, and if there is something I don't like, I go back to that point (of save)


March 26, 2011

Can use similar tools in Apple Aperture


March 26, 2011

Yes it is for photoshop


March 26, 2011

Is this using Photoshop? Thanks! Good tip.


March 25, 2011

Your welcome my friends. Healing brush is also an alternavite , but I love this method more since it is working on an empty layer.


March 25, 2011

thank you


March 24, 2011

Just did this yesterday and resubmitted one of my refused files. Hope now it gets accepted.


March 24, 2011

Thanks :)


March 23, 2011

nice pic


March 23, 2011

That`s really a good tool :)


March 23, 2011

Thanks for sharing!! I will try!