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Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop


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Today’s video will help you learn to cover up certain parts of a photo without cloning.  This is not a replacement for cloning in Photoshop, but it can help you when you want to maintain your aspect ratio but have an area that you do not like.  You will also learn how to add canvas and then stretch if you do need to increase the size of your photo.


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  1. maya on July 31, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    wow! i had no idea. really useful – thank you!

  2. Michelle Garthe on July 31, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    So easy, yet I never thought of it! Now I am going to be playing with getting more “off center” of some studio shots! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Kate O on July 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Great tutorial. I always learn something new from you.Can’t wait to give it a try.

  4. Rebecca on August 1, 2008 at 4:24 am

    That was fabulous – I had no idea that could be done. Thanks!

  5. Jennifer N on August 3, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Thanks I totally needed to be reminded of how to do this. But your way was much easier than the way I learned a while back. Your’re a PS genius. And your blog readers are so lucky!

  6. Kristy on August 3, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Oh man Jodi!! That was awesome. I don’t know how many times that would have come in handy on my pictures. I am truely amazed.

  7. Carrie V. on August 3, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Love it! That was super helpful! Thanks you so much!

  8. Kelly Simpson on August 5, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Incredibly useful tip! Thank you so much for taking the time to make a video of this process. I know it will come in handy!

  9. Meggan on August 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    So simple – it seems too easy – can’t wait to use this!

  10. laurie on August 22, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    oh wow!! What an awesome tutorial! thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Sherri on March 17, 2009 at 6:06 am

    OK WOW this is awesome – now I need to search through my photos & find the perfect one to try this on – thanks so much for sharing this tutorial !!!

  12. Honey on April 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Love this! I wish I would have known this last year when I did a gallery wrap of a dog that was a closeup. I had to clone all the leaves around him & it took forever … you need those extra inches for the wrap. Stretching would have been perfect!!! Thanks Jodi! Your site is so helpful to me!

  13. Lori Kelso on April 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    You wouldn’t believe it, but not 5 minutes before I checked your blog I spent about 20 minutes ever so carefully cloning the edges of a senior picture to a new canvas so that I could have it printed for a client as a wallet size. I tried your method and it worked great, but oddly enough changed the color of the background. (Actually to a more pleasant color) Any idea why?

  14. Carrie on November 27, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Seriously, thank you. This post was better than Excedrin for my canvas order headache!

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