3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2017 3:40 PM by davescm

    New Installation Clone Stamp Anomaly

    Jack Level 1

      Normally within my experience, the clone stamp tool will place the selected source color/pattern, as earlier determined by option-click [Mac] or alt-click [Win], into the target area when the clone-stamp cursor is clicked. What I am finding, after a recent reinstall of PS-CC on a new iMacO/S Sierra 10.12.5, is that the source color/pattern within the clone tool is completely white, and devoid of any texture. It is as if the opt-selection is having no effect.

       

      Have tried resetting all tool presets, to no avail.

       

      Any ideas appreciated.

       

      Best,

       

      jwc

        • 1. Re: New Installation Clone Stamp Anomaly
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          A couple of things to check

           

          Have you got the options set up to sample from the correct layers ?:

           

          Is the tool painting correctly but just the preview missing? If so, do you have "Show overlay" checked in the Clone Source panel ?

           

          Dave

          • 2. Re: New Installation Clone Stamp Anomaly
            Jack Level 1

            Perfect; many thanks. When I changed 'Current' to 'Current & Below', behavior returned to what I normally had in prior installations. I also had to select the background layer on which to make the clone-stamp corrections. Without that, there was no 'action' whatever (probably for obvious reasons[!]).

             

            In answer to your other question,  no; preview was not showing anything; just white (or lack of content).

            • 3. Re: New Installation Clone Stamp Anomaly
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Hi

              Glad it is sorted.

              With sampling set to All Layers or Current and Below you should be able to clone to an empty layer. It is good practice to do that as it does not destroy pixels and can easily be undone later.

               

              Dave