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Photoshop 14: Lesson Activity- Using the Clone Tool - Rubber Stamp Fun!!

Reality is not what you necessarily what you see :)

Before we finish with Photoshop, let's have some fun with a few photos. The tool we will use is called the Rubber Stamp. It let's you take a copy of a portion of an image and then you 'click & drag' your mouse across the screen and the copied information 'magically' appears!

Photoshop Definition: The clone stamp tool takes a sample of an image, which you can then apply over another image or part of the same image. Each stroke of the tool paints on more of the sample. Cross hairs mark the original sampling point.


  1. Select the clone stamp tool Rubber Stamp
  2. Choose a brush size from the pop-up palette in the options bar
    Rubber Stamp Options
  3. Position the pointer on the part of any open image you want to sample, and Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS). This sample point is the location from which the image is duplicated as you paint.
  4. Drag to paint with the tool.

Images: (click on thumbnail for larger image to download)

Coffee.jpg Image Sofa.jpg Image

Coffee Image - Your challenge is to fill the image with coffee beans!

  1. Download the image and open it in Photoshop
  2. Select the clone stamp toolRubber Stamp & select a brush sizeoptions
  3. Position your pointer (mouse) on a section of coffee beans
    1. Hold down the ALT Key & Click
  4. Position your pointer over the white space
    1. Click and drag to paint with tool

Sofa Image - Now that you have successfully worked with the coffee image, let's see if you can make the Pink Sofa disappear in the other image!

  1. Just follow the steps above.

Note: The following information is associated with an older version of Photoshop, but you might find it useful.