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
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!
Thanks for your tip. II was not selecting the source from the 1st layer and then switching to a new layer.
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????
It woerked like a charm! Thank for the help 🙂
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!
Have you tried resetting the Clone Tool
Thanks Ged for guiding me through this.
Best answer saved my day, I had tried everything and failed althought I have been using Photoshop for many years.
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?
I am on a Mac and mine isnt working either in Photoshop 2020. It is making me crazy.
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.
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!