Hi! I'm working on an image for the back of a CD tray. I created one image with snow using a photo and some adjustment layers. Then I used another photo of trees to mask off one tree that I wanted to use. I placed that tree on the snow.
I want to use the clone stamp to "fill out" the tree a little more. This would require that I select part of the tree and stamp it on part of the image that has part tree mask and part snow background. But whenever I use the clone stamp and try to place it partly where the masked tree is and partly on the snow, it only stamps on the part of the tree that I masked. The snow remains untouched.
I don't want to do anything "permanent" if I don't have to because I'm not doing this for me - so I want to be able to still move the tree around, etc....if the person I'm doing this for wants this moved.
Or...now that I think about it more, if there is a way to alter the file where I masked the tree so I could fill out the tree in that file *before* even placing it anywhere, that would be great...probably optimal since I could use the tree elsewhere. But I would still need a transparent background so I could place it on any background.
Any advice on how to do this efficiently would be very, very welcome. Thank you!
Right-click the mask and temporarily turn it off/hide it while using the Clone Stamp tool. Then turn it back on after you are done.