Project Alicia : Before & After: Clone Me

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Before & After: Clone Me

I am trying out Pixel Perfect's before & after blog hop today. Stop over and link up.

It only took 7 years to figure our cloning in photoshop. And truth be told, I totally dumbed into it one day when my laptop was wigging out. It’s the coolest tool I’ve yet to play with. Granted, I’m sure there are way cooler out there and I am in no form any photoshop expert. What I am is an amateur trying to muddle my way to finer photos, just like the rest of you.

This is not a tutorial because there’s not really much to say besides push the alt then the clone button and go to town.

But I thought I’d share some of my more recent attempts with the clone tool. See if you can figure out what I removed in each photo?


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Wouldn't it be great if we could push a clone button and duplicate ourselves?

I'm having one of those days. I think it's called trip hangover mixed with a healthy dose of reality.

36 comments:

  1. That's definitely one of my favorite tools. Nice pics and edits!

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  2. I love the clone tool... What great pictures you have here..

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  3. hmmm, I miss winter (already).
    I see a snowmobile track (or a horzontal line from something else) missing from the first one.
    The second one has a retaining wall cloned out, the third one has the lines in the driveway gone, and the last one has 'things' (what would you call that?) off the dandelion.
    woo hoo, what do I win?!?!
    For real though, great edits, nice work with the clone tool.

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  4. the one of the 2 of you is my fave.

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  5. looks like a neat tool. I'm sure as soon as I ever buy Photoshop, they'll come out with some other waycool product. I'm so behind the times on that front!

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  6. You are such a talented photographer!!! I LOVE me some photoshop!!! I used to totally over edit EVERYTHING!!!! Now I just use it to enhance and clone things out! Great job Alicia! I found what was missing in each photo.

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  7. Yep...that long distracting line behind you..GONE!! I love the clone tool! You use it well, my friend!! Great photos!!

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  8. That's awesome Alicia! I love it; specially that one of you(?) in the snow.

    I'm just going to grab a pic of you for the kidsclick blog if that's ok?? Might grab that snow one....?
    Luv Simone

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  9. Love all the shots. but the 1st ones my fave.
    i have joined in too
    plz do visit

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  10. I love the dandelion one, it really looks fuller and whiter in the after.. I'm still confused on exactly what the clone does but I'll figure it out one day I'm sure!

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  11. Great job cloning! I love the dandelion photo!

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  12. My fav. was the dandelion as well. I'm not any good with the clone tool, but it's DEFINITELY a fun one to play around with :)

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  13. Great job with the clone tool. I like the first one too.

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  14. Excellent work! I was going to list the edits that I like the best, but they're all so perfect!

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  15. I've subscribed to your blog via Google Reader and look forward to seeing more of your great photos!

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  16. Great pics! I could DEFINITELY use a clone :)

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  17. Great pics! Glad you are having fun learning something new to do with your always wonderful shots. I recently discovered picnik, and that's fun to play with, too! I add speech bubbles to lots of my pics now (some not so appropriate...).

    Clone? I would love one...

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  18. Very cool! The pics of you in the snow? Beautiful! You look so happy!

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  19. Great pics and edits!!!! Love the first edited shot!

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  20. Nice! I'm going to play with that tool more! Have you used the patch tool? I'm still new to photoshop but lovin' it! :)

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  21. Love all these edits...you are simply beautiful ya know!

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  22. Hi Alicia! I found your little blog today by Mckmama. It's lovely!

    Love the edits! Such great pictures:)

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  23. Correct you are, the clone tool is great. Spot heal is great too. I hear the new version, CS5, can do magic by removing junk just by thinking it out! Well, I guess not *that* easy but I hear it is good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and yes, I did do a motion blur on the background.

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  24. Great job!! I must learn that clone tool!!!

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  25. These were all really great edits and great use of the clone tool. I do wish I could use it in life.

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  26. The black and white photos look great and I LOVE the dandelion edit!

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  27. wow this is so neat! Where is the clone tool in photoshop? I don't even know where it is! These are awesome pix!

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  28. Amazing photos! The pic of you in the snow is quality -- I hope you have it framed in your home.

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  29. This is so cool. It's amazing what you can do with photo editing. I think I need to get myself some photoshop.

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  30. Great photos Lish! I've played around with the clone tool, but have yet to perfect it. Plus, I'm too critical of my own photos and can't get over knowing that the flaw was actually there. lol I'd love to choose a favorite, but to be honest with you I love every. single. photo. lol
    Hope you had a fabulous day. It's been cuh-razy around here with all four kids home. Send help. Stat!

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

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  31. Great job with the edits! Thanks for joining in on the fun!

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  32. love the edit on the first photo, yep its the distracting vertical line that was removed.

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  33. Those are beautiful... great job.
    I'm still learning!!!

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  34. Wonderful job cloning! Your dandelion is beautiful, much better than mine. : )

    Thanks for stopping by! I love your photos, and you now have yourself a new follower. Hope you'll stop by again.

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  35. You can tell that I'm in So California. I didnt' know what the line in the snow was..of course a snow mobile. Our snow is in the mountains and most land in Cali isn't flat.

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