In the second lesson, we learnt how to use the cloning tool. Cloning is a technique used on Adobe Photoshop, and it involves copying a section of an image exactly to another part of the same image. We used cloning to erase certain brands that were in a photograph we took of students at St Marylebone. These are the before and after shots:
As you can see, I have managed to erase brands such as “Dior” and “Zara” from the students’ bag, as we cannot advertise corporate brands in the school prospectus. I have also cloned out the woman from the stairs so that she is not distracting the viewer’s attention from the actually students. I have also used the ‘crop’ tool so that the focus can be entirely on the students.