I am new to photoshop. I have a basic understanding of how most things work, but I can't figure out why when I create a new layer, I am unable to use the clone stamp, or other tools similar to it. How can I fix this?
When you add a blank layer there is nothing on it to clone.
Note in the Options bar:
Change that to another option, as seen below, and the tool will use another layer as a resource and will work.
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