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Can someone please instruct me on how to use the clone stamp

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Hmm... Ok. When using the Clone Stamp it's important to set your 'origin', or 'anchor' point.

You do that by holding the Ctrl key and clicking the left mouse button.

After that, move your cursor to your desired area (you'll notice that the 'origin' doesn't move) and click the left mouse button.

At this point, the clone stamp will copy everything in the 'origin circle' to the 'destination circle'. The two are now a fixed distance from each other, and you'll notice that everytime you move your cursor, both circles move.


here's an example in a random stock photo from http://sxc.hu

The origin was an area near the top of the sky. When I replaced the pixels and started going lower, it also caught the trees because the origin moves to remain in position with the destination.

Does that explain it?

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Just select a new tool. Or, if you want to select a new Source point, just Ctrl+click somewhere else.


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