Learn how to duplicate elements in a video clip.

What you'll need

Download a sample file to practice with. This sample file is an Adobe Stock asset you can use to practice what you learn in this tutorial. If you want to use the sample file beyond this tutorial, you can purchase a license on Adobe Stock. Check out the ReadMe file in the folder for the terms that apply to your use of this sample file.

What you learned: How to create duplicate instances of an element in a video clip

Clone an object in a video clip

  1. Set the workspace to Paint.
  2. Double-click the video layer in the Timeline panel to open it in the Layer panel.
  3. Select the Clone Stamp tool from the Tools panel.
  4. Press Alt (Windows) or Option (MacOS) and click in the Layer panel to specify which pixels to copy.
  5. Paint where you want the duplicate pixels to appear.

Customize the appearance of the duplicate elements

  1. Select the layer in the timeline that contains the Clone Stamp effect, and press UU on the keyboard to open any customized properties.
  2. Set keyframes for the Clone Position property as needed, to animate the position of source pixels.
  3. Set keyframes for the Position property under Transform: Clone 1 as needed, to animate the position of the cloned pixels.
  4. Adjust the Diameter property under Stroke Options to change the width of the painted stroke.
  5. Modify the Source Time Shift value to change the time of the source pixels. 
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