QUOTE(user name @ Nov 3 2006, 10:17 PM) [snapback]32461[/snapback]
How is it possible to clone with out leaving it look like there are lines where you cloned? Like on Bazzah's W.I.P. for John Tucker
is an example of great cloning (under the hand on the front, and example of bad cloning (which I am refering to) can be seen in the rejected folder Harry potter rejected
under the front title
Difficult to describe, really.
Basically, you simply use your eyes, and watch what you are doing!
Cloning, essentially, is picking up a section of image, and using that as a "stamp" to either simply obliterate a part of an image you don't want, or to rebuild part of an image that is simply not there (as in Bazzah's cover).
You have control over the size and the sharpness of the brush, and you have control over what part of the image you are gonna "pick up" to use as the clone. The length of time the clone brush is pressed will also have an effect on how the width and depth of the "clone".
The combination of these elements - plus your eyes(!) should enable you to achieve perfect cloning.
When building images, the eraser tool may well need to be used too. You are effectively painting with the "picked up" images. So careful choice of colour and shape are very important.
If you look at THIS
cover, that I did a long time ago, the whole of the bottom "blurry lights" that go from the front to the back at the bottom were created by cloning, and on THIS
cover, most of the upper part of the guy's helmet on the front was obliterated by text, and had to be rebuilt.
So that's the long answer......
The short answer is simply to practice!
Hope that helps! (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/8824.gif