Clone Stamp - help requested

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by droussey, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. droussey


    Jun 6, 2008
    Trenton, Mi
    I have PSE on a 30-day trial. I have been doing some editing much of the day with Brush, Erase, Text, etc. However, I cannot seem to to utilize Clone Stamp.
    When I try to select a region to clone, I always get an error message "Could not use Clone Stamp because the area to clone has not been defined" After I select the tool, the cursor switches to a brush-type so I believe that I am in the right mode, it just won't allow me to select a region of the pic to "Clone"

    I am in Full Edit mode (vs, Quick or Guided) and can utilize the other tools just fine.

    I am sure this is "Operator Error". Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?
  2. If you are using windows, before you can clone you need to select an area. Just hold down the "alt" key and you will see the cursor change. While holding ALT down click the area you want to use as a clone area, then let go and you can go click the area you want to replace...I hope that made sense :biggrin:
  3. good work Peano :p
  4. Jsheffers

    Jsheffers Guest

    Yeah you'll get used to it!