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The Clone Source Panel

This panel has a couple of neat features for people who spend a lot of time in cloning.  You can now set up a series of preset areas in the Clone Stamp tool.  Simply click on one of the icons at the top of the Clone Source panel and Option-click (PC: Alt-click) on a point.  That will save that location to the first icon.  Click on the second icon and do the same thing.  Now you can save a series of location points and go back by just clicking on the icon.

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  1. Houston Brown 30 September, 2009 at 11:47 Reply

    Would you mind offering a scenario where this might be useful. I am not seeing a need for something. It seems to be more trouble than it’s worth or perhaps I am just not getting it.

    Many thanks,
    Houston

  2. Martin Dörsch 1 October, 2009 at 05:10 Reply

    One scenario could be to sample from other documents (I prefer copy-and-pasting to the working document instead of “cross-sampling”).
    Another could be, if you need exactly that one pixel to clone to another area. Here you could “save” the location with a preaset icon (I also would copy-and-past I think).
    Another situation coulb be to save various angles, scales, positions and combinations of them.
    A more usefull situation (but I can’t double check at moment) is, to set on preset with clone preview, another without, another with difference, another with lower opacity,… and so an. But as I mentioned, I now don’t know if this option get saved in the preset icons, because I’m not a my computer.

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