Linda Dickeson

Students Become a Famous Person, Animal or Hero with the Clone Stamp and Crop Tools

Technical Tutorial Published 7/23/10 Last updated on 1/14/19

This example of using the Clone Stamp tool shows how to realistically put a student's face on another image. The Crop tool is used to resize the face when the images aren’t the same size or resolution. Personalizing the illustration helps the student to be more involved and engaged with the writing process.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

Age Levels
Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts

Student photos should be taken in advance. Students can provide images of their hero or a pet, or find a picture on a Web page.

CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/7/19 1:48:34 AM Permalink

​That is great fun resource looking to have great time with this resource with my students :)

William Cortez

Posted on 5/28/19 2:20:18 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing. The students will be energized for this activity to use their photos to become in the hero's shoes​.

kevin buckley

Posted on 10/30/15 8:03:01 PM Permalink

I loved the layering usage with the clone stamp tool.

I will plan a lesson doing this, although I will have to use GIMP, cause the district I work with can't get the programs I got licenses for installed

Jeffrey McGee

Posted on 9/29/13 7:56:28 PM Permalink

Great lesson, and thanks for the video.

Danny Maas

Posted on 5/30/13 5:58:16 PM Permalink

Great activity, Linda! This would be a very motivating activity for kids!

John Doherty

Posted on 9/5/12 7:35:41 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this idea.

Kris Fontes

Posted on 8/19/12 11:38:48 PM Permalink

Glad I went back to the last entries on the site or I would have missed seeing this one. Thanks.

Sara Martin

Posted on 7/26/10 3:56:25 AM Permalink

Great! Fun idea that can be used in many ways to connect with the curriculum! Thanks for sharing!

ellen flaherty

Posted on 7/25/10 11:43:07 AM Permalink

This is a really fun lesson Linda - I look forward to using it with my students.