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Using the Clone Brush in Paint Shop Pro - How many times have you taken a photo, then got home and realised there was something you missed seeing at the time spoiling the shot. It must have happened at least once, but with digital imaging tools like Paint Shop Pro it can often be easily fixed.
Let's take a typical example, the above statue photograph. So involved was the photographer in composing the shot that he didn't spot the graffiti at the base. In this case there would have been little he could have done at the time to hide this fact, save for zooming in on the main statue and excluding the graffiti part. Or of course being so good as to take a cleaning cloth to it, and spend a long time scrubbing away but that seems unlikely. On your computer you can make these marks vanish in seconds, with no hard scrubbing at all.We'll start by looking closer at the problem area.
When you've selected the clone brush choose the correct brush size and zoom into the area you want to change. Now right click on an area similar to the graffiti area in terms of colour and shade.
In the picture above the area you should right-click area is represented by the red circle. After right-clicking there, move the brush to the area you want to brush over represented by the red cross. When you use the brush you will see that the area of graffiti disappears from the photo.
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Now you've learnt how to use the clone brush to remove graffiti from statues, why not try it on something else. Clone someone out of a group photo, or an object out of a landscape photo. The variations and possibilities are endless, and can be very difficult so don't be disheartened if at first you aren't very successful.