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the object "backward layer" is not currently available

New Here ,
Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021

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I am trying to use the clone stame but when I try to select an are to use to paint with, I get the error message The object "backward Layer" is not currently available.  I have used this for decades and never had this error.  I can make it stop so I can't use the clone tool! Help please. 

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Community Expert , Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021

Reset the clone stamp tool. In older versions of the program, there is a little triangle on the tool's option bar, top left. Click on this to reset. In newer versions, look for a box with lines in it, bottom right.

If that does not fix it, reset global preferences to default.

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Reset the clone stamp tool. In older versions of the program, there is a little triangle on the tool's option bar, top left. Click on this to reset. In newer versions, look for a box with lines in it, bottom right.

If that does not fix it, reset global preferences to default.

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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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I messed around and must have reset the clone stamp without realizing it, anyway it is working again, thank you for your quick response. 

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You're welcome. Glad to help.

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If hatstead's solution does not work, please give us a screenshot of your layers panel when the problem arises.

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