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Here we have an old locomotive.

It resides in a train museum. Thing is, there’s some newer stuff in view. In order to make the picture look like it was taken a way back when, we have to use the Photoshop clone tool to take away anything that is not from the era.

The first thing I did was run the usual Quick Fixes on the picture.

Now there is a sign and a 1960’s diesel locomotive that I want to remove. Notice below; the arrow is pointing to a sign above the door. It looks like a plastic sign that says “baggage.” I will remove that first.

If you make a change to a picture that you do not like, reverse it by holding the "Control" key and hitting the “z” key on your keyboard.

This is a little closer view of the door and sign. It gets blurry at this magnification, but it will work for our purposes.

In order to remove the sign we will use the Photoshop Clone tool. Look below and see the left side of your Photoshop screen. Click on “Full Edit” then look down the left column.

You will see an icon that looks like a little ink stamp. That is the Photoshop Clone Tool. Click on it. Now back to the top tool bar. The first clone stamp on the left is the reset tool. You can use it to reset the Photoshop clone tool or to reset all the tools simultaneously.

The next one is the Photoshop clone tool stamp we will use. The third stamp is called the “Pattern Stamp Tool.” The Pattern Stamp is for another day. Click on the center stamp tool.

Now look right. The fuzzy squiggle is the type of “brush” we will use. If you click on the tiny arrow immediately right of the squiggle you will see a drop down box containing all the available brushes.

Notice the slide on the right. Slide it up and down. As you do so, look to the left side of the window. That contains a little shape. It is the pattern that each brush will make as you clone.

The top one I have showing is a solid brush. The third one down is a soft brush. We will use the soft brush today. The soft brush blends the "paint" into the existing, surrounding area for an unnoticeable splice.

The accompanying numbers are the number of pixels the brush will cover. It is adjustable with the size adjustment. See that to the right of the top squiggly line.

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