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What I am trying to do is put a head from a color photo of a person on the neck of a color picture of a statue.

I've got the head on right, but can't seem to get the colors and pattern of the head to match the statue.

Any suggestions?
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Use the clone tool to blend the seam, then adjust your blending mode and use the clone tool to JUST transfer the texture over the rest of the head. Be sure to pick a spot to clone from that has the right curvature so the texture goes in the right direction. The blending mode you use depends on the shadows, hilights, and texture but youll find it.
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by:gbaren
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weed,

I'm using Photoshop 5.5 and don't see a "clone" tool. Help doesn't have much on clone either. Is this a 6.0 feature?

How do I do this with 5.5?

Thanks,
Gary
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The clone tool has been a staple of Photoshop as far back as i can remember (version 2.5?). Page 1 of your manual should show you where all the tools are located (it does for PS 6 anyway and im fairly sure i remember seeing it there in 5.5) so crack that beast open and have a look.

Once youve found it the clone tool takes pieces of one image, and puts them on another via a brush. The blending modes will affect how it gets transferred and what shows up. The right combination of the two will transfer just the texture but youll have to experiment since its dependant on the image.
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I'm sorry, I don't see anything called "Clone" in the list of tools.
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Oh sorry, we all call it the Clone tool, PS 6 calls it the Clone Stamp Tool and i think PS 5.5 called it the Rubber Stamp tool.
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OK, I found the tool, but could you speak a little slower on the procedure?

1. Blend the seam?
2. Adjust blending mode?

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by:weed
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Use the clone tool to clone over the seam between the head and the rest of the statue so it doesnt look placed.
Then use an appropriate blending mode, with the clone tool, to pull just the texture from a part of the statue and apply it to the head. Youll have to experiment with different modes.
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How do you set the blending mode for the clone tool?

Are you talking about Layer Options with the Opacity and such?
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The setting is in your options palette if i remember 5.5 correctly.
You really should read your manual before doing any of this. It'll tell you where all the tools are, what all the palettes contain, how to use the tools, what blending modes do etc etc etc.
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Thank you very much for introducing me to the clone tool!
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