For some reason I can no longer use the Clone stamp option correctly. The Mode option allows me to choose only from Dissolve or Behind, but I cannot set "Normal" mode, it does not even appear on the list. If I try to clone, the stamp pixelates and destroys the part of the image I am trying to clone. If I select the Pattern stamp, then "Normal" does appear.
Elements 10, Windows XP
I would appreciate your help.
Sounds like the scroll bar is missing.
Do you see the other blend modes below Behind such as Darken, Multiply etc?
Three ways you can get Normal mode:
1. use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad to sroll thriough the blend modes
2. press an hold were it says dissolve and move the mouse up. That should reveal the Normal mode.
3. press Shift+Alt+N to get the normal mode.
I had that problem on xp with photoshop elements 7 and here's what fixed it, bringing back the scroll bar:
(it says for the type tool, but it should work for the brush mode list as well)
Click on arrow on the left of clone stamp tool option bar and choose "Reset Tool". This will reset your mode option to Normal.
Problem solved! Many thanks.