Clone Stamp Tool
This tool is used to copy regions of pixels from one location to another. The source and destination can be on the same layer or different layers within the same image.
To use the
Set the source point by holding down the
Navigate to the destination location (where you want the pixels to be copied to). The source location will remain where it was set. Click and drag to copy from the source to the destination. Note that the source point moves in the same path as the tool when cloning starts. This results in the tool path being copied as a stripe rather than just the source point.
The relationship between the source and destination is fixed once the actual cloning is started. Once the relationship is set, the points remain locked together.
This relationship will persist through tool changes and other editing operations.
To break the link, set the source point anew by holding down the
Tool Bar Options
In the picture below, the orange has been cloned to appear as part of the apple.
Example - Clone Stamp Tool
While cloning, circles are drawn to indicate the location of the source and destination.
Adjusting the Opacity of the Stamp
If the opacity is lowered the stamp will copy a partially transparent copy of the source.
In the following image the opacity of the