Figure 4.16. Zoom in on the image area you are going to work on.

2. Press Q to activate Quick Mask mode, and then B to choose the Paintbrush tool. Use the hard-edged 19-inch brush and paint a mask around the edge of the boy's hat, as you can see in Figure 4.17. This will protect the hat from accidentally being cloned onto.

Figure 4.17. Paint a mask to protect the hat from the cloning operation.

Figure 4.17. Paint a mask to protect the hat from the cloning operation.

3. Press Q again to exit Quick Mask mode. If you have Photoshop set to paint a selection while in Quick Mask mode, press Shift + Ctrl/Command + I to invert the selection so that everything is selected except the area of the hat that you painted.

4. Press S to choose the Clone Stamp tool, and then Alt/Option + click somewhere in the area of the wall to the right of the boy's head. Make sure the Aligned box is checked. You should have Opacity set to 100%.

5. Use a soft-edged brush to paint the blank wall area into the part of the image occupied by the picture on the wall. Your image will begin to look like Figure 4.18. Try to choose your origin point and the spot where you begin painting so the lines on the wall will line up properly in the cloned area.

Figure 4.18. Clone the blank wall into the area where the picture on the wall resides.

Figure 4.18. Clone the blank wall into the area where the picture on the wall resides.

6. When you're finished, remove the other extraneous objects from the image, using this same technique, as indicated in Figure 4.19. Figure 4.20 shows the finished image with the extra image area cloned out. The instructions to lighten parts of the image will be handled in the next section.

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