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    • #9690 Reply
      Liz Lucero
      Guest

      How do you use the burning and cloning feature on Ribbet? I am usually pretty good on figuring things out by playing around with features (like the plastic surgery) but this one I cannot figure out.

    • #9693 Reply
      RibbetRibbet
      Keymaster

      Hi Liz,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      The Dodge and Burn tools are used to subtly lighten and darken areas of your photograph. This is most commonly used to improve the contrast of specific areas (as opposed to the entire photo). An easy way to remember which tool is which is to think of “burning” as in burning toast, making it darker. The effect is subtle, but if you paint over the same area a number of times you can gradually make it more dramatic.

      Cloning on the other hand is copying one area of your photograph to another. You select a “source” (by clicking on your photo), then paint onto the “target” (by clicking and dragging). This basically “clones” (or copies) the source area onto the target area. This is particularly useful when you want to remove an object from a photo – you can clone a nearby area over it (for example you could clone a wall over a person you wanted to remove). You can also use it to duplicate features of a photo, such as to add more clouds to a sky by cloning an existing cloud.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

    • #17477 Reply
      Lee
      Guest

      I cannot change a yellowish color to a very light brown on a person’s hair. I have tried burning, cloning from a different area, highlights, and every variation within these. They all seem to deepen the yellow. I also tried the tool that decreases shine. Any tips? Thanks

    • #17482 Reply
      RibbetRibbet
      Keymaster

      Hi Lee,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      There are many different ways to achieve this. One way is:

      – Open up the Effects tab > Sketch tool
      – Change the color to #662800 (you can enter the code after you click the color selector above the color rectangle)
      – Change the Blend Mode dropdown to Hardlight
      – Paint onto the hair
      – You can also then adjust the Fade to find a natural looking level. You could also experiment with other brown colors.

      Regards – The Ribbet Team

    • #23404 Reply
      Kirsten
      Guest

      Hi, I’m new to Ribbet, trying to clone. I click on source selection, then the area of the photo I want to clone, then the area that I want to paint over with the clone, but nothing happens. I put the brush hardness up to 100 to make it obvious whether it was working. Please help!

      • #23406 Reply
        RibbetRibbet
        Keymaster

        Hi Kirsten,

        Thanks for reaching out to us!

        In order to use Clone, simply:

        1. Open the Clone tool
        2. Click the area you want to copy from. This is the “source” position.
        3. Click and drag over the area you want to paste to.

        To change the source position you can click the “Select Source” button and then repeat steps 2 and 3.

        That should be it. Does that work for you?

        – Regards, The Ribbet Team

    • #23410 Reply
      Kirsten
      Guest

      Thanks, got it!

    • #23536 Reply
      Steve
      Guest

      I have the premium membership and I am trying to use the burning tool to fix a couple of photos that were taken in mottled sunlight. I have several spots on faces that are almost white. I open the burning tool, select highlights, adjust brush size, click over areas and do not see any change. What am I doing wrong?

      • #23538 Reply
        RibbetRibbet
        Keymaster

        Hi Steve,

        Thanks for reaching out to us! It doesn’t sound like you’re doing anything wrong. I’m not certain if it will give you the result you’re after, but you can keep painting over and over again and the result should become more dramatic.

        But, to remove the spot of sunlight altogether using Burn will most likely not look natural. Depending on the size of the spots of sunlight you’re trying to remove, it may be better to try using Clone to copy a nearby area over the sunlight, or even some of the Touch-up tools to achieve the result. It may not be an easy task.

        – Regards, The Ribbet Team

    • #23548 Reply
      Anita Ricci
      Guest

      How do I add an image or “layer” an image to another image? For instance, I am trying to add a logo to an existing photo.

      • #23550 Reply
        RibbetRibbet
        Keymaster

        Hi Anita,

        Thanks for reaching out to us!

        To layer images in our program version, simply upload them to the Photo Basket (at the very bottom of the editor) and drag them onto your main image.

        Let us know if you have any further questions.

        – Ben

    • #23554 Reply
      Julie Ewing
      Guest

      where is the cloning tool now with the new beta? I know it had to be changed, but I have to be honest I am not impressed, I feel there is less tool options

      • #23556 Reply
        RibbetRibbet
        Keymaster

        Hi Julie,

        Thanks for reaching out to us!

        We haven’t yet added Clone to our new online version, but we will be adding it in the coming weeks along with other features like Frames and Stickers.

        In the meantime you can still use our old version of Ribbet – it’s now available as a program which can be downloaded from ribbet.com/download. It has all the features you’re used to including Clone and will continue to work indefinitely into the future. Once installed it will add a Ribbet icon to your Windows desktop / Mac icon dock – you can launch Ribbet from that (no need to return to our website). You can also sign into it with your existing Ribbet account. 

        Let us know if you have any further questions.

        – Ben

    • #23557 Reply
      Serina Charland
      Guest

      So very upset with the “new” Ribit 🙁 i use the clone tool alot and its not there. I dont like the new set up everything was on one side now its all over the place 🙁 cant find the Undo button 🙁 … You know the old saying if its not broke don’t fix it… 🙁

      • #23559 Reply
        RibbetRibbet
        Keymaster

        Hi Serina,

        Thanks for reaching out to us and sorry to hear about your experience!

        I wanted to let you know 2 things:

        – Firstly, you can still use the old version of Ribbet. It’s now available as a program, which can be downloaded from ribbet.com/download. It’s identical to the previous (Flash) version, has all the same functionality including Clone and will continue to work indefinitely into the future. Once installed it will add a Ribbet icon to your Windows desktop / Mac icon dock – you can launch Ribbet from that (no need to return to our website). You can also sign into it with your existing Ribbet account.  

        – I also wanted to let you know that we’re working incredibly hard on our new online version: to simplify its layout, fix all the bugs and performance issues and add in all the features including Frames, Stickers and Pro tools like Clone. I think over the next few weeks you’ll notice a huge difference as we release these fixes. You can track our progress here.

        By the way the undo icon is to the top right of your image in the new online version.

        If you have any further questions or feedback, please let us know.

        – Ben

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