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Alphus Domitar
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Duplicating an image

Aug 3, 2012 10:21 AM

Hi. I am making a map for a fantasy book and need to be able to duplicate mountains quickly. Is there a way to take a mountain (already drawn, colored, and cut out) and duplicate it without creating a new layer? I've tried creating brushes and stamp patterns but neither does the simple task that I'm looking for. I just want to be able to place a full image the way you would place any shape with a paint brush. Any Ideas? Any help is appreciated!

 
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    Aug 3, 2012 10:26 AM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    I am not clear why you would not want your "mountains" to appear as a separate Layer. By having that artwork as a Layer, you can use other functions, such as Layer Masks, to alter it.

     

    Maybe I am just missing your desired result.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Aug 3, 2012 10:29 AM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    i agree with Bill. with your mountains on separate layers, you can overlap and add some dimension to the piece. i think we are both missing your desired result. can you post a screen shot of what you are trying to achieve?

     

    -janelle

     
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    Aug 3, 2012 10:32 AM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    Hi Alphus

    It would be easier for you to edit the mountains later on if they were all in seperate layers. However, creating a brush for the mountains should do the simple trick. Why was it not working for you? Make sure you had a transparent background.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 3, 2012 10:44 AM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    Take the time to do the creation of all your image elements carefully, or you risk having it look as though it's done poorly by someone who doesn't care.  The eye/brain can easily pick out things that look exactliy alike.

     

    Once you get one mountain on one layer, it's easy to duplicate layers, and transform them separately, change colors, use shadows, distort etc. 

     

    Plus being on separate layers one appears in front of the other.

     

    Just a quick, simple example...

     

    QuickSimpleExample.jpg

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 3, 2012 10:45 AM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    You can also group all the layers and then merge them down afterwards too.

     
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    Aug 3, 2012 2:00 PM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    Alphus Domitar wrote:

     

    Is there really no way to stamp a pre-made image over and over in photoshop?

     

    Yes, there is the Clone Stamp Tool.

     

    Here's an example with just one clone source stamped several times onto a layer. The stamps can be as colourful as you desire, of course. The CST panel will let you use multiple sources and scaling to provide variety.

     

    clone1.png

     

    clone2.png

     

    clone3.png

     
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    Aug 3, 2012 2:37 PM   in reply to Alphus Domitar

    You're welcome! I hope you'll post a finished map.

     
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