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07-08-2007, 16:46
Cloud Shapes

Maniputlaing clouds and changing their appearance can create some very spectacular effects. In this tutorial, well take a look at how to take a basic photo of clouds and manipulate the appearance into object, text, or whatever else you desire.
Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Open up a cloud scene with a blue sky background in Photoshop.

2. In this tutorial, we are going to make the central cloud in the center to spell the word "Cloud".

3. The first step is to utilize the Clone Stamp tool. You can find this tool in the toolbar.

4. The way the Clone Stamp tool works is that it allows you to copy other sections of the photograph and re-paste them anywhere else in the photograph. So to begin, select the Clone Stamp tool and make sure the brush size is large enough in proportion to the size of the photograph and the clouds.

5. In order to select some of the clouds to use for spellng out the word "Cloud", hold your Clone Stamp cursor over a portion of the clouds. With your cursor over that cloud section, hold down the ALT key, then left mouse click the section. This will then copy that area of the cloud for you to use elsewhere in the photograph.

6. As you can see, I have pasted the copied cloud area from Step 5 and clicked (pasted) to the left side of the image, forming the letter "C" that is in the word "Cloud".

7. Now I will begin following the same procedure in creating the rest of the letters. Keep in mind, that you can also use the Clone Stamp tool to copy and paste the blue sky portion of the photograph. Using the blue sky in your Clone Stamping can help remove the portions of the clouds that would otherwise obscure my spelling of the word "Cloud".

8. Once you are done, you should achieve an accurate representation of the word "Cloud". The possibilities of what you can do with this clone stamping technique are only limited by your imagination. If so inclined, you could manipulate the clouds to form a portrait of a face or perhaps create a logo for your company.


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