How to use Photoshop's Clone Stamp tool if it doesn't work

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Photoshop has many tools and in case the Photoshop Clone Stamp tool doesn't work for you, don't be afraid, everything has a solution, here we will leave you how to use it, so that you understand better and in case this doesn't work for you. we'll tell you what to do.

The clone stamp tool in Photoshop is one of the utilities that you can give to this program, the system was launched in 1999, from there it is a favorite of photography and editing lovers.



With Photoshop you can dare to design what you want , simply by editing an image, for some people the use of this program has become so effective that it is one of the most recommended Adobe programs.

      What is the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop?

      Probably this option is one of the most used , because you can extract some content from the same image (a color, a texture) to place it in the same image, deleting something that no longer seems to you, it's a super useful tool thanks to that you can reshape your image with the original .

      Steps to use the clone stamp tool in Photoshop

      Surely this tool has many opinions, some people claim that they like it more than others, but in conclusion it is a super advantageous tool, because you can develop a totally different action from something that in the eyes of others seems to be common. Here are some simple procedures:

      • The cloning tool is reflected in the bar where the other options appear, in the left bar, you will be guided because it is similar to a stamp.
      • Click on that stamp and you will automatically see that your cursor changes to become circular.
      • You will create a new level , then you will go to the samples, you will observe it in the options that you have above.
      • You have to click on the swatches, instead of just placing the current layer, you can choose the other options that will appear, no matter which of the other two options you choose, but the important thing is that you don't leave the current layer because when you do the following steps it won't nothing.
      • Then you use the "alt" key, keep it pressed , paint the area that looks best to you.
      • You can use the opacity option, which you will also see above, which will work for you is to make the part of the image that you have decided to take as a buffer change its color slightly, being similar to the area you want to clone.
      • As a result, with these simple steps you already know how to clone with stamp tool in Photoshop, in case you want to see how it was before, what you should do is as follows; where the layers appear, choose the one you opened previously, hide it and see what your work was like before.

      The buffer clone tool doesn't work for me

      Many users who are new to this program sometimes have the same problem, however, they may not know how to use it or that something on their PC is broken, so here are some steps and what you can do.



      • You could you have not defined the area you want to clone , remember to hold alt and click to define your point of origin.
      • Use the for option reset the tools and restart the program.

      Remove the Chrome plug-ins as this sometimes affects the way the program works.


    1. Try pressing the key "alt" without using the program, because maybe that key on your keyboard is not in the best condition, confusing because you will believe that the tool is not working in the program.

      • Uninstalling the program is also an option , after uninstalling it, restart your PC, it is possible that the operating system has been saturated.
      • With Photoshop you can dare to design whatever you want, your imagination can fly to countless places, just by editing an image, for some people the use of this program has become so effective that it is one of the most recommended Adobe programs.
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