Clone Tool

How to use clone tool in GIMP?


* It simply reproduces the selected portions in an image.
* It copies the pixels from the selected part of an image and it can be pasted in any side.
* User can also copy Patterns.
How to Launch:
- Open Gimp.
- Launch a new image file.
- Now pick Clone Tool from the toolbox.
GIMP Clone Tool
* To select, click the Toolbox and then press the button C (shortcut).
Tool options:
Clone Stamp Tool
Mode - The list of 23 options helps you to apply different features to the clone tool.
Opacity - This option raises the strength of the tool and also it makes the background of an image to be unclear when the image is cloned.
Brush - This option provides you various types of brushes or shapes to paint the image.
Scale - This option is used to maximize or minimize the size of the Clone stamp tool.
Brush Dynamics - The Pressure, Velocity and Random features are combined with Opacity, Hardness, Size to set the features to the pointer of the clone tool.
Fade Out - This option makes the pointer to decrease the color that has been applied on the image i.e. the color is applied in large manner initially and then it gets fainted.
Apply Jitter - This option is used spread the variety of colors on the image which makes the image catchy enough.
Hard Edge - This option produces thick colors, specially concentrates on the curves.
Source - This option offers two additional options Image and Pattern. Either the pixels of the image can be copied or the patterns can be applied on the image.
Alignment - This option fixes the pointer and its source position. This option offers three variety of alignments namely Aligned, Registered and Fixed or else the none option can be choosed to unselect any alignment option.
How to Use:
- First press Ctrl button to start the selection.
- Now drag the cursor on the required portions in the image, for which you like to clone.

- Note that you must press Ctrl button until the selection is over. Then leave the cursor on the dragged portion of the image.
- Now leave the ctrl button and click the left mouse button and drag in the empty place of the file.
- Suddenly a Pointer arises on the original portion of the image on where you have cloned and also placed the cursor.
- The "Pointer" which is located at cloned section will move when you move the mouse. Simultaneously the cloned section is reproduced.

- Just drag the "Pointer" on the cloned portion of the image. Then automatically the "Cursor" will reproduce the image.
- Now the whole image has been cloned. (View the below image)

- Finally, click "File -> Save" to "Save" the file.

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