Clone Stamp Tool

Introduced in Substance 3D Painter 2 the Clone tool shares the same type of parameters as as the paint tool . As its name suggests the clone tool allows you to duplicate the content of a specific layer or the full layer stack from one point to one another.

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  2. Introduction to Clone Stamp Tool. Clone Stamp, as the name suggests, is an image correction tool available in Photoshop that is used for restoring an image back to its original state, for removing unnecessary objects in the image, and for creating artistic elements; the clone tool works after defining a target point in the image by the user; however, it requires practice and a lot of efforts.
  3. The clone stamp tool. The clone stamp tool is used to sample pixels from one part of the image to paint in another (see options bar view in Figure 1). This is an essential tool for retouching work such as spotting (which is discussed in more detail in Chapter 8) and general image repairing.
  4. With the Clone Stamp tool selected, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (MacOS) an area of detail to set the sample point. A preview inside the Clone Stamp pointer shows the detail you will use for the retouching. The preview is useful for aligning sampled detail with other parts of the image. Brush over the area where you want to add the.

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The simplest way to use the Clone tool is to use it on the content of a painting layer.

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This can be done in 2 steps:

  • Select the source location by placing the mouse on the model and pressing the ' V ' key.
  • Then placing the mouse where the duplicated area will appear and start painting.

It is possible to update the source at any moment by pressing ' V ' again.

By default when painting with the clone tool, the source location will follow and update its location once the brush has been released. By disabling the button used for the ' Clone source behavior ', the source will go back where it was defined when pressing ' V '. This can be useful when painting multiple times with the same source area.

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A smarter way to use the Clone tool is to create a painting layer and set the blending mode of all the channels to 'Pass through'. This will allow duplicate any information in a non destructive way from all the layers located below the 'Clone layer'. The layers below remain intact and any modifications applied later will be taken in account by the Clone layer: