Adobe photoshop..."clone tool"

  Magik ®© 22:43 15 Jun 2003

hi, when using the above, you have the brush and the small cross, so whatever the + goes over the brush will clone it, what i cant get my head around is, how do you move the cross to a different position, leaving the brush where it is.

hope this makes sense, because i am not sure what i am trying to say.....anyway,, thanks

  hssutton 22:49 15 Jun 2003

With the clone tool selected move the cross hair to the position you want to clone from, then just press ALT and left click

  Magik ®© 22:52 15 Jun 2003

nice one.....thanks

  Bodi 22:53 15 Jun 2003

I use Adobe Photoshop and the clone tool is a little rubber stamp icon. You'll find it in the tool box.

To clone an area, place the stamp over the area you want to copy, depress the "Alt" button and then left mouse button. Release both and move to area you want to clone and press right mouse button. Should work.

Hope this helps.


  beeuuem 23:01 15 Jun 2003

I'm not sure what you are trying to do but try playing with 'Alt' and left clicking on the mouse. See #7 below.

The clone stamp tool takes a sample of an image, which you can then apply over another image or part of the same image. Each stroke of the tool paints on more of the sample. Cross hairs mark the original sampling point.
To use the clone stamp tool:
1 Select the clone stamp tool ().

2 Choose a brush size from the pop-up palette in the options bar. To learn more about using pop-up palettes, see Using pop-up palettes.
3 Specify a blending mode and opacity. (See Setting options for painting and editing tools.)
4 Select Aligned to apply the entire sampled area once, regardless of how many times you stop and resume painting. This option is useful when you want to use different-sized brushes to paint an image. You can also use the Aligned option to duplicate two halves of a single image and place them at different locations.
If Aligned is deselected, the sampled area is applied from the initial sampling point each time you stop and resume painting. Because the clone stamp tool samples the entire image, this option is useful for applying multiple copies of the same part of an image to different images.
5 Select Use All Layers to sample data from all visible layers. If this is deselected, the tool samples only from the active layer.
6 If you are using a pressure-sensitive drawing tablet, specify the effects of stylus pressure. (See Specifying the effect of stylus pressure.)
7 Position the pointer on the part of any open image you want to sample, and Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS). This sample point is the location from which the image is duplicated as you paint.
8 Drag to paint with the tool.

  beeuuem 23:03 15 Jun 2003

I'm getting even slower, if that were possible!

  Bodi 23:07 15 Jun 2003

Join the clan! lol


  beeuuem 23:13 15 Jun 2003

I don't want to join the clan -it's being forced upon me, along with all the other things that happen as we (I) slowly fall apart :-)

  Bodi 23:20 15 Jun 2003

We all (of a certain age) suffer these - er "senior moments". Either the fingers work more slowly then the brain or vice versa. (or, and happens more frequently, the brain goes absent without leave.)lol


  Magik ®© 08:48 16 Jun 2003

thank you all for your help, i have always used Micrografx picture publisher, with that i can find my way around, but everyone swears by Adobe, "that is swears by and not swears at" anyway, with me the eyes see's the information, but by the time they have found a brain cell to put them in, most of it has been i do not suppose you have heard the last of me, as far as Adobe is concerned...but i am getting there little by little..thanks again

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