Ever see an ad or picture of a person in which they are cloned 2, 3 , or even 4 times? In this tutorial I will be going over how exactly to do just that, it's quick simple and easy and anyone with Photoshop and a camera can do it.
Step 1: What You'll Need
1. Adobe Photoshop
2. A camera to take the pictures.
3. A tripod so you can keep the camera still when taking pictures (recommended).
Step 2: Taking the Pictures
In order to make it look like you are truly cloned, you must take no less than 2 pictures of yourself in 2 different spots. When taking the pictures the camera cannot move or else once you start cloning things will be out of place and transparent. This is why it is important to have a tripod, if you do not have a tripod and are unable to obtain one, I recommend sitting the camera on a ledge and taking the pictures, so that the camera will not move.
When taking the pictures stand in different spots, if you stand near a clone things can get difficult, but it's up to you.
Step 3: Opening Up Your Documents
Import all of your pictures onto your computer. Once you've done that it's time to get started. Open up Adobe Photoshop and open up your documents.
With your first picture go Select>All and then copy it and paste it over your second picture so you now have 2 layers on one document.
Step 4: Cloning!
With the History Brush Tool (or hit Y) start brushing over the spot where the clone is supposed to be. You will see that the clone will appear before your very eyes. Keep brushing until clone is fully visible.
Step 5: Finishing Up
When you're done brushing in your clone you are finished!
If you want to add more clones simply save the file for web (File>Save for Web) and open up your saved file and repeat steps 3 and 4. I chose to use 3 or more clones, I did tell you earlier that if your clones are close together it will make it harder so I recommend taking an easier picture to get started.
Here's my finished result, I used 3 clones and I used a motion blur on the background to give the effect of movement. Props to my friend Erik for posing in the pictures, here's a few more I made.