In the Photoshop manual it says this about the alignment settings of the pattern stamp tool: "If Aligned is deselected, the pattern is centered on the pointer each time you stop and resume painting."
I have an effect I want to create that relies on this feature but the pattern stamp doesn't seem to function like this for me. I've created a pattern that's blue with a white dot in the centre to test this out.
What you can see in the screenshot is me clicking one at a time with the pattern stamp tool using my test pattern with align unchecked and you can see it's pretty much random where the pattern is going to land relative to my cursor.
Is there some hidden setting about pattern offset or something that I don't know about or is this just the way the pattern stamp works?
I figured out a work around using the clone stamp. It's not as convenient as what I want and it still kind of bugs me that the manual is wrong but whatever.