The tutorial with parrots shows how to remove an object from an image by cloning parts of the background with the Chameleon Brush. Now we will look at the creative possibilities of the Clone Stamp tool. Let's create a pair of fish from one fish with the reflection and clone scaling options.
In the tool's parameters, change the size of the brush, set the size of the clone (85%) and the reflection method (horizontal - left to right).
Click on the fish's nose while holding down Alt then move the cursor a little to the left and begin painting the clone.
We end up with a smaller inverted copy:
We recommend blurring the edges of the clone with the Blur tool - this will help the clone "fit" better in a new background.
First create a new raster layer.
Next paint over the cloned fish on the new layer with transparent Color Brush (Opacity = 36%).
Choose any blend mode from the drop-down list in the Layers palette (depending on the result you wish to achieve). For example, the Overlay blending mode makes white areas brighter but darkens the colors of the fish.
The new fish is ready!