I want to enhance a photo which is in my Elements 20 editor. Using the Clone Stamp I place the cursor on the area I want to capture, then I click Alt. But when I move the cursor to its intended position on my screen the entire photo sticks to my cursor. No matter what I do, the photo cannot be shaken loose from my cursor. What have I done this time? Thank you very much.
hatstead • Adobe Community Professional, Mar 12, 2020
On the clone stamp option bar, uncheck "aligned" and check "sample all layers."
Use the bracket keys ( ] [ ) next to the letter P on the keyboard to size the brush cursor to embrace the source point for the clone operation
Open a blank layer at ther top and do the cloning on this layer. If you screw up, you can delete it and start over
Press ALT and left click on the source pixels, let go of the mouse, and left click to deposit.
Activate the move tool and position the cloned pixels to suit.
Hello, you are previewing the entire image: in the "regular" Photoshop, there is a clone source panel, where you can check the "Clipped" option that would preview the cloning only on the brush size; not sure about elements, hence me moving this thread to the relevant forum.
Gene, you are sampling (using Alt-click) an area much larger than you want. To control this, reduce the "size" option in the Clone tool options bar at the bottom of your screen before sampling (Alt-clicking).