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The Trick To Cloning Objects From Right Inside Lightroom

When we want to clone an object, we generally just jump over to Photoshop and do it there, but here’s a technique that will let you do simply cloning talks (like duplicating an object, or moving an object), all right within Lightroom itself. Best of all, it’s way easier than you’d think — I made a short video to show you step-by-step:

That could come in pretty handy, eh? (Especially for those of you won’t have Photoshop, or haven’t learned how awesome it is yet). 🙂

Hope you found that helpful. 🙂

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  1. Craig Cohen 4 May, 2017 at 13:51 Reply

    This is great — but I cannot believe how poorly LR chooses replacements for Healing and cloning when removing items. It is as if they never heard of PS.

  2. Matt Messerli 3 May, 2017 at 16:56 Reply

    Great tip. The cloning tools in Lightroom is usually overlooked by my. I spend too much frustrating time in Photoshop trying to do this kind of stuff. It’s good to be reminded that Lightroom is a powerful software that offers these tools. Thank you for the info!

  3. Mattes 3 May, 2017 at 08:33 Reply

    Thanks for this new way to clone spots in LR! I`ve never thought about it before… It´s so easy if you had the right ideas 😉

    Normaly i would import the image in Photoshop tp clone something,but now i can save my time 🙂



  4. Dennis Zito 3 May, 2017 at 06:58 Reply

    Hey Scott,

    I never thought of using the Spot Removal tool to Clone something in LR … I’ll have to give it a try!



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