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Turn a Photo into a still life painting using the Quick Clone Feature

BASIC LEVELTurn a photo into a still life painting using the Quick Clone feature.

The  logical  place  to  start  our  journey  in  cloning  is  with  the 

 

Quick  Clone  facility.  This  enables  you  to  prepare  an  image 


for  cloning  in  one  step.  Simply  open  a  photo,  go  to 


File>Quick  Clone  and  tracing  paper  will  appear  over  your 


image  and  the  Cloners  brush  category  will  automatically 


load.  In  our  example  here,  we  are  going  to  create  a  light 


covering  of  colour  texture  using  the  Chalk  cloner,  then  add 


some  broader  brushstrokes  with  an  Oil  cloner.  We’ ll  then 


bring  in  some  detail,  still  keeping  the  brushwork  loose.



The  aim  is  to  keep  the  picture  looking  more  like  a  painting 


than  a  photograph  as  we  add  brushstrokes  and  detail.  The 


temptation  is  always  to  paint  wherever  there  is  a  gap,  but 


the  trick  is  not  to  paint  too  much,  and  not  to  keep  all  the 


edges  in  the  image.  To  help  the  illusion  of  an  oil  painting, 


we  need  to  have  a  little  canvas  texture  showing  through 


here  and  there,  keeping  the  brushstrokes  free,  and  just 


adding  back  detail  here  and  there.

 

 



 

 

 

 

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