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Amazing Photoshop CS3 Video Tricks - Cloning Video In Photoshop CS3

Part 4 of our five-part excerpt from's Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D + Video training course By Chad Perkins

Photoshop CS3 Extended adds revolutionary support for 3D and video files.

In Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D and Video , Chad Perkins teaches users how to take advantage of Photoshop CS3 Extended's 3D capabilities.

In this course Chad demonstrates how to manipulate 3D objects, work with video layers, set keyframes, animate Photoshop layers, rotoscope video, and export video and animation directly from Photoshop.

In this segment Chad introduces you to one of the most talked about and incredible features in Photoshop CS3 - the ability to clone video!

Using the Clone Source Palette, you can set five different clone points. This way you can sample from multiple areas in the video frame, creating a pallette of clone information from which to paint. You can also Transform the clone stamp information, scaling it independently or maintaining aspect ratios. You can also rotate clone stamp information, or raise or lower the X/Y data. Other features demonstrated include using frame offsets, and a powerful new feature Show Overlay, which is a transparent overlay that shows what your clone stamp tool will do.


Cloning Video In Photoshop

Cloning Video In Photoshop


Coming Next: Rotoscoping Video In Photoshop

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Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Certified Expert in Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. He was also one of the first in the world to become certified in Encore DVD. He is an Adobe Certified Video Specialist and Certified Print Specialist, and is CompTIA CTT+ certified. He's also done prepress work with The Wall Street Journal and produced art for Warner Bros., Paramount, and more.

Chad owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photorealistic renders from AutoCAD drawings. He's also developing an effects studio called Wedgekase Animation.

Chad puts out a video podcast with his brother, Todd, called All Things Adobe. Check out for details. The Perkins brothers also play together in the punk band Wedgekase. For questions about Chad's training titles, email him at


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