5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2012 9:12 AM by IsleofGough

    adding rotation to clone tool

    IsleofGough Level 1

      I've used the clone tool since Photoshop 4, and it has greatly improved. The ability to preview the effect before clicking, the addition of patch and bandaid tools, etc are great. The next version is supposed to have content aware moves. However a basic feature that is lacking is the ability to rotate the clone selection. Cloning out lines crossing edges is hard. Cloning non edged areas is relatively easy, but edges in real life often follow a curve. Now that the clone tool has a preview, it would be good if keystrokes could rotate the clone clockwise or counterclockwise to better clone along curved edges. There are workarounds with ctrl-j selections, but they are cumborsome. I'm not saying the content aware features will not be useful, but more mundane improvements are lacking.