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Title: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Kit-V on June 20, 2020, 02:51:49 pm
As a longtime Mac & Lightroom user, I decided that there are a few things that I need to learn in Photoshop; for example, the Clone Stamp Tool. Although the use of the tool seems to be rather straightforward, I have an embarrassingly remedial question. First, I Option-click on the "source" to begin the clone. Releasing the the Option key, I move the "circle" onto my "target". When I attempt to paint over the target, the source pixels do not transfer. I am using an Apple trackpad & painting with a 3-finger movement. Undoubtedly, I am doing something wrong. Could someone kindly put me back on track? Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Jeffrey Saldinger on June 20, 2020, 03:30:53 pm
I suggest this: after you select the clone tool, check its tool bar to see if the blend mode, opacity, and flow are set to what you need. Also, choose the "sample layers" option that is right for you. Incidentally, I paint with just one finger on the trackpad; I don't know whether three-finger painting is a problem.
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Kit-V on June 20, 2020, 06:22:28 pm
Jeffrey: Looks like I resolved my issue. On the Tool Bar, the Mode was inadvertently set to Overlay. Hence, the source pixels were simply overlaying the target pixels; not replacing them. By changing the Mode to Normal, all seems well.

Sometimes I have a tendency to overlook the obvious. :-)
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Jeffrey Saldinger on June 20, 2020, 08:28:20 pm
Glad I could help, Kit.
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Kit-V on June 20, 2020, 08:38:11 pm
Thank you kindly.
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Jeffrey Saldinger on June 20, 2020, 09:26:40 pm
Just a small correction: it's "options bar", not "tool bar," as I wrote in the OP.
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Kit-V on June 20, 2020, 11:09:22 pm
No worries. I knew exactly what you meant.
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: ralph257 on July 19, 2020, 04:12:49 pm
Another thing to is clone on a separate layer using a sample of "Current and below"
opacity & flow important
Healing brush & spot healing good choice to pick up texture from sample and apply color using destination
also modes of lighter darker replace
Happy Cloning
Title: Re: Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Post by: Kit-V on July 19, 2020, 06:15:10 pm
Ralph257: Thank you!