The use of the Photoshop Clone-Stamp-Tool, allows you to remove or alter distracting elements in your photograph. Click on the pictures to enlarge, use the backspace button to return to the page.
As you can see this picture is marred by ugly fencing, detracting from, what otherwise would be a great wildlife picture. The background looks natural, and the animal looks like it could be in its natural environment. In this example I will use the Photoshop cloning tool to remove the ugly fencing. First I do an easy crop to remove the post on the very left of the picture. Then carefully use the cloning tool in Photoshop to pick the background to insert over top of the cable. The soft round clone brush was used, size 31 with zero hardness. By using the Alt key to select the appropriate source pixels and then “dabbing” over the distractions you can slowly remove them. The result is quite pleasing and it looks like you could have taken this somewhere in the wild rather than in a Zoo! Click on the images to see them full size.
Try this video demonstration of the cloning process. It was created in the MPEG4 format and should run on all computer platforms. If you have problems with it on your computer I would like to know. Leave a comment at the bottom of this page or send me an email.