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My clone stamp is not working properly. When I Alt/click it looks like it's working but when I stamp it's a dark color, not what I used as a sample. Bob...

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    Default Clone stamp problem

    My clone stamp is not working properly. When I Alt/click it looks like it's working but when I stamp it's a dark color, not what I used as a sample.
    Bob
    Bob Polk Guest

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    If set to "aligned" it doesn't use the original sample but keeps
    resampling from area proportional away from where you started.

    Someone else can prolly state it better, but uncheck "aligned" to see
    what I mean. Most of the time, I *want* it aligned, but sounds like you
    don't in this instance.

    Mac
    Mac McDougald Guest

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    Bob,

    My understanding of how "Aligned" works with the Clone Stamp is this... you
    ALT-click to set your source point. Then, the next click you make (first
    stamp) sets your relative bearing and distance from the source point.
    Subsequently, stamping a given angle/distance from the first stamp will
    clone pixels the same angle/distance from the source point.

    I have noted that, when painting with the Clone Stamp, if my source point is
    near enough to my first stamp that I end up dragging my sample point into
    the area I'm painting, I will pick up the "old" pixels, rather than the new,
    cloned pixels. The way I get around this is to use "short strokes"... that
    is to say, don't allow the sample point to cross into a newly-cloned area
    during the same stroke as that which cloned it.

    I don't know if any of this addresses your question... sorry.

    Byron


    Byron Gale Guest

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    Byron,

    hmm...is your pic on the Artist's page yet?? I don't recall seeing it....<g>
    Nancy S Guest

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    Bob,

    If you have a visible adjustment layer (say levels for example) above the
    layer you are cloning, you can get an effect like that. If you do have such
    an adjustment layer, try clicking the "eye" to make it invisible and see if
    that makes a difference.

    Bob


    RobertHJones Guest

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    unless you do not have "use all layers" checked...
    Nancy S Guest

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    Just be sure that you have selected at the top bar with the stamp properties :

    Normal mode, opacity 100 , flow 100 , aligned ( not very relevant) and All layers
    Unregistered Guest

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    I'm a 20+ year PS user. I just installed the PS CS5.1 and yes, there is a serious problem with the clone stamp.

    Besides the issues you are stating above, it will also 'freak out' by wiping a streak across the image as if I held down the shift key.

    This is not you doing something wrong. It is the software. As far as I can find, there is no patch from Adobe.

    I'm detailing an old photo - it's really ticking me off!
    Unregistered Guest

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