PicMonkey Tutorial — Master the Clone Tool and Make Stuff Disappear….

by Janice

Master the magic of PicMonkey’s Clone Tool and make stuff disappear from your photos…

PicMonkey Tutorial - Clone Tool

From photobombing heads to unwanted objects, some photographs need a little de-cluttering. The fantastic news is that PicMonkey’s robust clone tool can do an impeccable job of cleaning up your photo and putting the attention back where it deserves.

With just a bit of practice, you can become a clone tool master and make objects disappear so well no one will ever know a certain monkey helped you out.

In this PicMonkey VIDEO Tutorial, I walk you through the entire process of removing an object with the Clone Tool at PicMonkey.com, including how to use the eraser tool, fade tool, source tool, and more…

Clone Tool, Step by Step

PicMonkey’s Clone Tool is located under the EFFECTS tab. Once you are in EFFECTS, scroll down to the bottom and you will find CLONE. The Clone Tool is part of the Royal Membership features.


When using CLONE, the key to cloning quickly and effectively is paying attention to your SOURCE, the area in the green circle from which PicMonkey is cloning. Once you have selected your source, you can drag and paint away all of your problems… Oh, if only life were as easy as PicMonkey…


To make everything just perfect, you can use the ERASER tool and the FADE tool to fix any mistakes. Not that you make any mistakes of course. But I do make some once and awhile.


And ta da! You are done! Bothersome object is gone and you are a master photo editor. No photobomber can get in your way now…

Watch the VIDEO Tutorial

NOW, if you want to see that all in real time, click over and watch my PicMonkey VIDEO Tutorial, where I walk you through all of my changes and even my mistakes and erasing…

For more FREE PicMonkey Photo Editing Tutorials

To help you along your path of mastering PicMonkey, and to help you share your own PicMonkey tips and tutorials, we’ve created a PicMonkey Resource Page full of free tutorials, tips and tricks, as well as a LINKY for you to link up your own PicMonkey posts.

AND –> JOIN US this Wednesday at 10am Pacific/ 1pm Eastern on our #WAHMStrategy Google+ Hangout, “How To Use PicMonkey To Improve Your Photos and Website Graphics” for a special hour dedicated to PicMonkey.

Have fun and may you and the Monkey make magic together forever…

Written by Janice Croze, co-owner of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography

Please Note: PicMonkey sponsored our BlogHer 2013 coverage here at 5 Minutes for Mom. We love PicMonkey and we are so grateful for their support and their appreciation of the mom blogging community. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deb August 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Thank you so much for this – i have tried to do this intuitively and failed lol My whole family use picmonkey daily so love the resource page


2 Janice August 25, 2013 at 12:34 am

SO great to hear Deb!!! Thanks so much for the feedback. It is so helpful to have someone “sitting next to you” showing you the ropes. :)


3 Barbara Platt August 15, 2013 at 12:48 am

I love how this works, but I see the class was canceled


4 Janice August 25, 2013 at 12:38 am

oh Barbara – so sorry! The class wasn’t canceled – a tech issue forced us to create a new event for it. Here is the link – you can watch it now on YouTube :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUHOe7-qo0M&feature=c4-overview&list=UU0S0eQ2TSD25aEXP7zGaBrg


5 vickie couturier August 15, 2013 at 8:59 am

that looks so easy but im sure its not,,,seems like a good program to have


6 Janice August 25, 2013 at 12:40 am

Vickie – once you get the hang of it, it is really easy. :) PicMonkey is awesome – and so great cause you don’t have to download any software. You just use it online. And all the core features you can use without even paying for the (small) membership fee. So go check it out. :) SO fun! picmonkey.com


7 Jeanna August 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

I SO need to become good at photo editing! This looks so simple! Thank you!


8 Janice August 25, 2013 at 12:44 am

Thanks Jeanna – PicMonkey really makes it as simple as possible :)


9 jessica saunders August 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I love using a clone feature to remove wrinkles!


10 Janice August 25, 2013 at 12:53 am

Yes, the clone feature is fabulous for wrinkles – if only I could use it in real life on my face. :)


11 Anne Lehnick August 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I would love to learn how to use this. I am not always the best about seeing everything that will end up in the frame of my photo before snapping away.


12 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 4:01 am

I would love to learn how to do this.


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