Using Masks and Clone Stamping to Combine Images in Photoshop

Learn how to combine images in Photoshop using masks and the clone stamp tool.

Combining images allows for unnatural or crazy combinations, in this case, an alligator popping out of the ground to attack a skateboarder! This tutorial delves into how to "cut out" parts of an image by using a mask and also how to extend the borders of an image using the clone stamp tool.

Key Takeaways

  • Masks are a non-destructive way to erase and bring back parts of an image
  • Masks can be manipulated using the brush tool (B) 
  • Using a black brush on a mask erases that part of the image
  • Using a white brush on a mask brings back that part of the image
  • The clone stamp (S) tool takes part of an image to use as a source (option+click) and uses it as a brush
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Guest Author:
Eryc Rodriguez
Former Adobe Student Consultant