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Clone Stamp tool not working

Participant ,
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

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Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 9.39.51 AM.png

Suddenly when using the clone stamp it just doesn't work.

Is there something I can change to get it to work?

The screen shot shows where it is now.

Many thanks, Penni

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Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

hi

Have you tried resetting the Clone Tool

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Engaged ,
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

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Something that trips me up when using the Clone Stamp tool,

Make sure you’ve selected the layer you intend to clone from and not the layer you wish to clone to.

See how below I have Layer 2 selected? As this is a blank layer if I attempt to use the clone tool, it won’t clone anything as there isn’t anything on this layer to clone from but I want the clone edits to be on layer 2 so I will need to selected layer 1 (or what you wish to clone from) then make create the clone (Alt+LMB) then reselect layer 2 and apply.

Seems obvious but it honestly gets me every time!

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Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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Thanks for your tip.  II was not selecting the source from the 1st layer and then switching to a new layer.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 18, 2020 Apr 18, 2020

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This actually directed towards Dynamic_office

 

This is it!! You saved me so much aggrevation!

I just got the trial version of Elements 2020 and am waiting for the package in the mail to enter code key and buy.

And I was like wth?? This doesn't work? AND, I upgraded to Catalina OS to aquire 2020 and in the process lost Microsoft word, excell, Adobe pdf, Nikon Capture NX2 and a whole host of other programs to get this one! 

But it's funny, with my old Elements 12 that issue never came up, I could clone while on that blank layer, wth????

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Oct 12, 2020 Oct 12, 2020

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It woerked like a charm! Thank for the help 🙂

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New Here ,
Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Thank you for pointing this out.  This issue has vexed me from time to time, mostly because I didn't understand what to do about it.  What an elegant and simple fix!

 

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Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

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hi

Have you tried resetting the Clone Tool

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Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

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Thanks Ged for guiding me through this.

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Guest
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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Best answer saved my day, I had tried everything and failed althought I have been using Photoshop for many years.

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Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

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You're welcome

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2020 Jul 23, 2020

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Hi,

Im having problems with my Clone Stamp tool in PhotoShop CC2017.
I'm working via a PC not a Mac.
When I Alt-Click to use the Clone tool on an image the brushes box pops up and the stamp itself doesn't work.
Anyone else had this problem? Is there a simple solution?

Thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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I am on a Mac and mine isnt working either in Photoshop 2020.  It is making me crazy. 

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Hi Guys, 

 

I came here looking for answers and I tried the solutions above but it didn't work. I just found one that works, unlocking the background layer by double-clicking on it.

 

 

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Sep 30, 2022 Sep 30, 2022

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Ok my clone tool is not working Ive tried the suggestion here and it still don't work. It lets me clone but it wont release it in the spot I want it. help please!

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