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Alan Lacey
Using a 'small cloned image' brush in PhotoShop
on Jan 20, 2013 at 9:32:13 am

Years ago I had a graphics system here in the UK called a Spacward SuperNova.

One of the things it would do, and I'd really like to know how to do this in photoshop (I have CS5) is enable one to paint with a brush that is a predefined part of the image. A bit like copy/paste except that pasting doesn't go to a new layer each time and as you used the brush it pasted a new copy of the (always square) defined image/brush. (think of copying a little aeroplane, then squiggling a line of them)

I'm certainly no serious user of photoshop and I'm sure it'll do it somehow (? clone tool/brushes or maybe history brushes?

I've managed to define a brush, but when I come to paint with it, it always wants to paint with the current foreground color as opposed to original image colours. I've tried all the blending modes and many of the brush controls but just cannot get there.

Can some kind soul talk me through this please?

Cheers Alan

XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK


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