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Cannot achieve accurate adjustment of Photoshop's cloning tool.

After installing Elements 6 in a PC running Photoshop CS I found that the cursor (brush size circle) of the cloning tool was no longer accurate. The area cloned was much smaller than the area circumscribed by the "brush" size indication so that accuracy is impossible.

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  • gillesp541 Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks for your sugestions but brush size selection was not the problem.



    The cause and solution of the problem popped into my mind a few days ago. I am learning to use a Wacom Intuos both for word processing and photo processing. I was using a Wacom pen (stylus?) that is designed to vary brush diameter with pressure. However it was unable to approximate the size of the cloning tool brush. Simply switching over to a mouse solved the problem. The stylus is great for selections but not for cloning.

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Gillesp, I tried to replicate what you were saying and I couldn't 'make' it happen. I was thinking along the lines that you had some airbrush setting on, but even that would not reduce the clone amount by much.
something you can try is to go to your brush size drop-down pallete (in the top right corner) and across to the options arrow and down there there is "Reset Brushes" - this will remove all your custom brushes and reset it to installed defaults.
Another thing, I don't know how much you know about this, so forgive me if I'm telling what you know: When you have the rubber stamp tool or paint brush or pencil tool or eraser selected, there is a drop down option of brush sizes and types in the top left corner of the window under the menus - here you can select the size of brush, but also change the characteristics of the brush, whether the edges are soft or hard and its size and intensity. If you weren't aware of this, try adjusting these settings.

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    Dot Ball Feb 01, 2009

    If you're getting use to a new Wacom Intuos, keep at it. It is well worth it - especially for anything brush related. I use one myself and if set up right there are a ton of customisable functions that will make your work easier.

    Now you mention the tablet, it's obvious - your brush size is governed by the pressure you put on the pen. If you go to Start>Programs>Wacom there is a utility there where you can customise your tablet and pen and adjust the sensitivity to when the touch of the pen is recognised, how hard you have to push to get maximum pressure, etc - I suggest if you are not using your tablet for cloning, go here and set the sensitivity low, so you get maximum brush effect when just touched.

    Personally, I like the flexibility of adjusting my brush size without having to change brushes - just the pressure on my pen.



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