It's My Way of Taking a Selfie!!!

Selfie! Everybody loves taking selfies but honestly I was quite bored with that same old posture of taking a selfie. So I thought, “That guy in the mirror, he can help me.” He's such an handsome guy, he helps me taking selfies a lot.

Alright, I'm sorry for that stupid description, here's how to get your clone to take your picture.

You will need Photoshop (any version) for this instructable.

Also you will need 2 or more images of yourself.

Photoshop is easily available on all platforms but I used the PC version here.

I've made this instructable as easy (& small) as possible so that anyone (even if you've never used ps in your life) could make their clones just in 2 mins.

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Step 1: Open Your Image in Photoshop

Open your image in Photoshop.
This image will be you base image and Photoshop will automatically set this image as your background (as seen in 2nd pic).

Step 2: Drag & Drop Second Image in Photoshop

Now drag your second image and drop it on your base image. This will create a new layer (as seen in the pic above).

Step 3: Add a Layer Mask

Click on 'Add Layer Mask' (as seen in pic 1).

You will see a box popped up on the second layer ie. second image (as seen in 2nd pic). The box is called Layer Mask.

After this you need to make sure that the foreground colour is set to black ( as seen in 3rd pic).

Step 4: Choose a Brush

Make sure that hardness of your brush does not exceed 30%.

You can change your brush size and hardness by right clicking anywhere on the image.

Step 5: Here the Magic Part Begin

Drag the brush around your body.
You will see you body is magically disappearing from the image (as seen in 1st pic).

Keep doing it until your whole body is disappeared (as seen in 2nd pic).

Step 6: And Finally...

Now press Ctrl+I.

This will invert the image and there we go. You have your awesome looking clone with you.

He can take selfies for you (2nd pic) or he can help you in other activities (3rd pic).

Note: The process will be the same no matter how many clones you wanna make.

Cloning is really easy to do in Photoshop if you know what are you doing.

There are few more pics I've added to show you how awesome cloning really is.

Do tell me if there are any grammatical mistakes, I'm not good in English.

Hope you like this instructable and vote for it in the Photography: Tips & Tricks contest.

Thank you.

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    Hi and welcome!

    We're glad you want to share something with the community, and this project looks very interesting. However, in order to be published this project must only contain original images created by you. Please replace any stock or otherwise borrowed images with your own.

    Once you do that, leave me a message and we will publish your work!


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    4 years ago on Introduction a biginner in this photography inspired


    4 years ago on Step 6

    Super cool photoshopping! I predict this will become a trend. Thanks for sharing your ingenuity.


    Wow! That's amazing. I did some image editing with Gimp before but never came close to something like this. It seemed like I was always painstakingly cleaning up pixels after trying to use a filter or effect. Of course I was not very familiar with the program.


    4 years ago

    Great idea! I'll have to try this:)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work! This probably the most clever selfie I've ever seen. Great idea!