Clone tool questions please

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by jones, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. jones

    jones Guest

    How do I get the Clone Tool "pickup" point (the X) to stay put and not
    follow the circle around? Sometimes it even goes ahead of the circle, when
    the pickup point is further back. Maybe it is just the setting somewhere.

    Hope that makes sense, and it is driving me batty.

    Thanks again
    jones, Jan 8, 2011
    1. Advertisements

  2. jones

    tony cooper Guest

    In the tool bar for the Clone tool you will see a box and the word
    "Aligned". If there's a check mark in this box, sampling point (x)
    will move as the brush is moved.

    If the box is unchecked, the sampling point will remain where you
    initially set it.

    Each time you click ALT, you re-set the sampling point.

    If you want to clone over an area using the same sampling point for
    the entire area, make sure the box is not checked. For realism,
    though, you probably won't want the same sampling point for a large
    area to be cloned. You'll want slight changes in color or texture.
    Leave the box unchecked, clone some area, and re-set the sampling
    point in a slightly different place.
    tony cooper, Jan 8, 2011
    1. Advertisements

  3. jones

    Ulysses Guest

    although someone ask the question
    i wish to thank you for the advice
    there is always something new to learn
    Ulysses, Jan 8, 2011
  4. jones

    jones Guest

    Thank you Tony, that helps me a lot. Much appreciated.
    jones, Jan 8, 2011
  5. jones

    Joel Guest

    Please learn how to reply to Usenet message. Elese there is nothing new
    for you to learn (when you haven't learned the old lesson)
    Joel, Jan 8, 2011
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.