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clone stamp not selecting startpoint

Apr 16, 2013 5:21 PM

Tags: #not #clone #stamp #point #selecting #starting

With Photoshop 6, and Photoshop Elements I can not get a starting point when using alt click with clone stamp. Can it be caused by other Adobe applications? It seems like the alt key is not working correctly. Using windows XP.

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    Apr 16, 2013 7:32 PM   in reply to len089

    Did you try both Alt keys?


    What happens when you press the Alt key and left click on your image?


    Do you get a message saying the area to clone has not been defined when try to use the clone stamp?


    Which version of photoshop elements?


    In both photoshop and photoshop elements if you press Alt+F does the File menu open?

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    Apr 17, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to len089

    It is indeed strange that both alt keys would stop working.


    Have you tried minimizing any open programs and then pressing Alt+Tab to see if your able to switch between open programs?


    Does your keyboard have a function key?  FN


    Have you installed any new programs lately as some programs may steal certain keys while they are running or even installed in some cases?


    I guess if you have another keyboard you could try that as well.


    I don't believe there is really a substitute key in photoshop or elements to use as the Alt key, but you might try the on screen keyboard in the all programs menu Acccessories> Accessibility

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