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.
[hilite img=”http://lightningsymphony.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/doubleex_buy.jpg” title=”Other Approaches” style=”1″]It’s worth pointing out that this is very similar in final form to a double exposure approach where one texture image is used as a knockout for another photograph, as can be seen in Howard Pinsky’s awesome video on creating double exposure effects.[/hilite] 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.