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Chris Tucker
Using clone tool/brush on whole composition
on Aug 24, 2013 at 10:47:26 pm

Hello!

My composition has numerous layers but I want to use my clone tool on the whole composition, is there a way to do this? (I know you can do this by choosing one layer and drawing something on it but I want to draw on the whole composition - just as if it was a single layer)

Thank you!


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Using clone tool/brush on whole composition
on Aug 25, 2013 at 12:28:46 am

Nest the composition into another composition and paint on the precomposition layer.

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Chris Tucker
Re: Using clone tool/brush on whole composition
on Aug 25, 2013 at 5:10:02 pm

Hello! Thank you for your quick answer! I've created a precompositions that consists of other composition layers. I click on the precomposition (so that it's in a single window) but still can't paint on it. Whenever I choose the brush, the mouse icon doesn't change and I can't paint or use the clone tool.

What am I doing wrong?


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Using clone tool/brush on whole composition
on Aug 25, 2013 at 7:21:46 pm

You can only Paint/Clone in the Layer Panel. So ... ensure that you double-click (or double-click + ALT - depending on how you've set up your Preferences) on the nested comp to open it in a Layer Panel.

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