November’s issue is out! This time around, I show you something a little unusual with the Clone Stamp tool. While most Photoshop users have gotten used to the idea of making image corrections with it, I wanted to use the Clone Stamp in a more artistic way.
Coupled with a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, I was able to free myself up from the typical constraints of working with masks. While this effect can be achieved with masks, I’ve also layered up the look and wanted a more organic, simple approach. This is largely due to the fact that I wasn’t sure what I wanted from the final image, only that I wanted to explore blending the two pieces together. It turns out that this method is much faster for me then trying to finesse multiple masks.
What I think is really cool is that similar looks can be achieved in vastly different ways.
‘Lenore (WIP)’ demonstrates using both techniques in combination. I started with a sketch of a raven, which I then saved as an Alpha channel in Photoshop. Loading that channel as a selection, I then proceeded to paint in the portrait using the clone stamp method described in November’s article.
I’d love to see how you use this technique. Hop over to Facebook (my page or PS Proving Ground or KelbyOne) and show off what you come up with!