Clone Stamp Tool vs. Healing Brush – Introduction

Clone Stamp Tool vs. Healing Brush

Clone Stamp tool lets you clone exact pixels from one part of your image to cover another part of an image.

Healing Brush (not spot healing brush which does not need a a target set) clones pixels but then helps your new cloned area blend those pixels with the pixels you are cloning on top of with its surroundings.

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The Clone Stamp Tool: can copy a portion of an image and reapply it repeatedly to cover an unwanted portion of the image.

The Healing Brush Tool: By sampling the surrounding area you can blend the imperfections into the rest of the image – blends pixels.

Tips for Cloning and Healing:

  • Make sure you are selected on a copy of the background layer/image layer (not an adjustment layer or dodge/burn layer) OR be sure you are selected on the layer that you want the tool to alter (can be another image layer and not just the background layer).
  • Change the size of the “Clone Stamp Tool” brush (from options bar, just like a paint brush) to be just the size of the are you are cloning and hardness should be on 0% for soft edge
  • Reset “Clone Stamp Tool” target point often
  • You can change the opacity of the cloning from the options bar for areas that don’t need 100% cloning
  • Hold down the Option Key (MAC) or Alt key (PC) to set the clone target area

View these Tutorials & Practice Clone-Stamping on faces or any other part of an image needs some retouching.

Clone Stamp Tool Tutorial

Video Clone Stamp Tool Tutorial

View these Tutorials & Practice Healing skin areas and part of image that need spotting and stamping

*not Spot Healing Brush tool but the Healing Brush

Healing Brush Tool Tutorial

Video Clone Stamp Tool Tutorial

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