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Bunny Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
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rubber stamp tool

First off, I'm doing film photography in PhotoShop and need to correct situations that I could not eliminate on location.

I took a near worthless all day Photo Shop class at the adult education center of our local university, which was basically oversight class with little time spent on each item. As a result, I recall next to nothing. My notes seem to be missing a crucial point in setting up certain procedures. And,
unfortunately, I cannot afford to spend more money right now. But, I do have a pressing question.

What is the procedure for setting up and using the rubber stamp to duplicate a textural pattern, and how does one lengthen the distance from one selected area to another for the stamp to activate a pattern?

I'm trying to finish putting online pictures from Eastern Europe, before moving on, but am frustrated when attempting to recall how this maneuver is done.

Thanking you in advance.

Bunny Snow

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2/18/2005 7:24:37 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  It sounds like you may want to copy and paste instead of rubber stamp, but could be I'm not totally understanding what you're trying to do.
Anyway, I'll just give you this explanation.
Aligned rubber stamp-to select an area for cloning, hold down the alt key and right click. When stamping, if you hold down the right click and move the cursor, you'll stamp the same pattern as if the cursor moved from the source area. Meaning, if your source area were the bottom right corner of this screen and you wanted to stamp starting at the bottom left corner, if you hold down the right click and move up, the pattern that starts at the bottom right corner(source area) will be stamped up along the left side of the screen.
When it's the aligned option, if you move the mouse up the left side without clicking, your source area on the right side will move along with it.
So if move the mouse up to the top left corner, in aligned stamping, the source area will move up the right side, and what's in the top right corner will get stamped in the top left corner.

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2/18/2005 8:58:36 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Worried I was going to run out of time.
Non aligned rubber stamp-select what's in the bottom right corner as your stamp source. If you go to the bottom left corner to stamp the clone, release the right click and move the cursor up the left hand side, when you stamp again, your source will still be down in the lower right corner. So if that one spot is something you want clone over several areas, each time you click and release, it will be stamped down.
However, if you click to stamp down, hold down the right click, and move the cursor up the left side, your source area will move along with it. And then you will get a clone of what's up the right side, stamped over to the left side.
But once you release the right click on the mouse, your source area will go back to the original, down in the right corner.
Not hard, but if this is what you wanted, if I could show you instead of typing it out, you'd get it in half a minute.

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2/18/2005 9:07:13 AM

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