by Julieanne Kost

 Comments (4)

Created

December 15, 2010

When using the Clone Stamp tool, we know to Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click to set the sample point and then position the cursor over the area to be removed and click (drag, paint etc.) to remove it. However, aligning the tool over the exact area can be difficult (especially when trying to match patterns and lines). Here are a few shortcuts that may help:

• In the Clone Stamp panel, be sure to have both “Show Overlay” (to preview your sampled source) and  “Clipped” (to only display the source within the brush) checked.

• Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + Arrow Keys (left, right, up and down) to nudge the Clone Source (move the X and Y offset).

• Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + < or > to rotate the Clone Source.

• Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + { or } to transform the Clone Source (set the W and H scale).

And don’t forget that Vanishing Point also has a Clone tool for times when you need to clone in perspective.

COMMENTS

  • By Jim - 7:34 AM on December 15, 2010  

    Great tips! I didn’t know about those options. You’ve got the same anorexics listed for two of the options, Julieanne. Can you clarify?

    • Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + Arrow Keys (left, right, up and down) to nudge the Clone Source.

    • Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + Arrow keys to scale (transform) the Clone Source.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 10:14 AM on December 15, 2010  

      Thank you for pointing out my mistake – I have corrected the shortcuts. Sorry about that.

  • By Jim - 7:36 AM on December 15, 2010  

    Damn you iPhone autocorrect! :)

    Great tips! I didn’t know about those options. You’ve got the same shortcuts listed for two of the options, Julieanne. Can you clarify?

    • Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + Arrow Keys (left, right, up and down) to nudge the Clone Source.

    • Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + Arrow keys to scale (transform) the Clone Source.

  • By Ed - 3:47 AM on December 16, 2010  

    I’m in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Several PS tips in a row, in a sea of LR’s. Super! BTW..really loved your class in DC last month.