7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2017 5:05 AM by c.pfaffenbichler

    Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image

    munoz277

      Title is pretty much it.

       

      I've looked up this problem online to see if it were just a small inconvenience. I came across the same issue that others have had and for them it was a simple "check clipped" or "reset the tool." For me, neither resetting the clone stamp tool nor checking/unchecking of clipped helped.

       

      Knowing me, it's probably something simple. Still, any help is appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

          Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% and with the pertinent Panels (Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible?

          • 2. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
            munoz277 Level 1

            Screenshot (4).png

             

            I took a sample of the stem and tried to cover the right side of the canvas with the stem itself, but instead I got this weird after image look alike.

             

            Aligned on the Options Bar is checked. All Layers is selected, if that helps.

            • 3. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Hi

              That looks like the clone stamp too working as it should.

               

              When you Alt click you set the sample position.

              Then when you click in the new position it will paint with the offset from the sample to the paint position. So the "from" position moves as well as the "to" position as you paint. So if you keep painting you can reproduce the whole image.

               

              To just have the stem on the right (enlarged to cover the right hand side):

              Draw a marquee round the stem

              Ctrl+C to copy

              Add a new empty layer

              Ctrl+V to paste (this will paste the stem onto a new layer in the same position as the old)

              Now you can use the Move tool to move and scale the image of the stem and position it where you want it.

               

              Dave

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              • 4. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
                c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

                Hard to tell what you actually did – where you picked the source, where you dabbed/stroked, ….

                What are the Clone Source and Brush settings?

                Did you want to apply the stem multiple times?

                • 5. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
                  munoz277 Level 1

                  Oh, I see. Yes, I tried playing with it some more while waiting for replies and I have to say that it's making a lot more sense. See, I was thinking the tool was more like a cookie cutter where one could just plop (or paint) one small, specific thing all over the canvas without anything else getting in the way.

                   

                  I have absolutely no experience with the tool (I'm someone who uses Photoshop to draw so I haven't had a use for it, until now), so I'm sorry if I caused any kind of confusion.

                   

                  Thank you so much for clarifying!

                  • 6. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
                    davescm Adobe Community Professional

                    No problem at all - that is what the forum is for. If you get stuck just ask

                     

                    Note : If you want to repeat the same area multiple times, you can uncheck "Aligned". Then Alt click to set the "from" point and move to the new area and paint by holding down the mouse button.

                    Now, lift the mouse button and move to a new area. Paint again and you will see the "from" has been reset to where you originally clicked.

                     

                    Dave

                    • 7. Re: Clone Stamp Tool Duplicates Image
                      c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

                      just plop (or paint) one small, specific thing all over the canvas

                      I wonder if you wanted what you would get when you uncheck »Aligned« – in that case each time one clicks the same spot serves as the starting point of the new stroke.