On top of the filmstrip I placed twenty odd white images
create a standard size white background for the images to be
each image area.
As I built up the strip I grouped various objects together to
that they kept their relative position.
Since some of the top images do not have the same proportion
white areas (63x90), I sometimes have white spaces (left and
top and bottom).
So, I suppose the top image (source of cloning) is on one
white spaces (target of cloning) is on a different layer
I want to fill in the unwanted white areas by using the
rubber stamp tool.
As an example, take the bottom-most image, the scales: I want
the colour of the wooden panel into the white area.
Now, here and elsewhere on this strip, sometimes the clone
and sometimes nothing happens. When it does work, I do not
know how I
got it to work, because I have been trying to click on this
with knowing exactly what to do, and after much trial and
error, out of
the blue, it works, only to fail next time round.
Here is exactly what I have tried.
Mark the white area with the marquee tool, to protect the
rest of the image.
Start the rubber stamp tool in the usual way (I have no
that). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
So I think it has something to do with selecting the
Since most of the layers are called 'bitmap', I do not know
which one to
But at the bottom of the layers panel is a layer called:
objects". Sometimes if I select that and then start cloning,
However, most of the time, the moment I click on one of the
Then I re-create the marquee selection, then the cloning will
Confused, frustrated and in the dark.
What is the correct sequence of steps?
btw, I have kept a sequence of seven png files of this
filmstrip so that
I can go back almost to the very beginning.
At one step, and I can to back to before this, I tried to
flatten the whole strip, but I think I somehow failed to
select all of
it, and therefore failed to flatten all of it. I wonder
flattening created all those bitmaps.
I suppose it would be helpful to me if the various bitmaps
which related to the images on the strip so that I know what
But when I select the various bitmaps in the layers panel,
marked on the strip itself, so I cannot see which layer
relates to which