Aligned/Unaligned

When the Aligned box is marked, Photoshop copies pixels from the point that you first marked as the source (by pressing Alt/Option when you clicked) to the point in the image where you begin cloning. Then, as you move away from that point, Photoshop uses the distance and direction the cursor moves from the cloning point to determine which pixels to copy. For example, if you move 1/4 inch up and to the left of the first point where you start painting, the Clone tool will copy pixels that are 1/4 inch up and to the left of the origin point. It doesn't matter if you stop painting and start again. Unless you Alt/Option click again somewhere else, the origin point will be used as the reference point. When the Aligned box is not checked, each time you begin painting again, the origin point is used in the new location. Figure 4.15 shows what happens. In both cases, I clicked on the girl's shoe to set the origin point, and then began painting at a point above her knee. Then, I stopped painting, and resumed cloning at a point a little to the left. With the Aligned box checked, the soccer ball, located to the left of the girl's foot at the origin point, is cloned. With the Aligned box not checked, the Clone stamp begins painting her foot again.

Figure 4.15. You can see the difference between Aligned and Unaligned cloning.

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Figure 4.15. You can see the difference between Aligned and Unaligned cloning.

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