I'm very new to photo editing & I am having some difficulties in getting some tools to work in AP. I have already searched the forum for an answer but, nothing posted previously seems to fix the problem I am experiencing.
I am trying to use the cloning tool to edit a photo & fix up a washed out area that has some features that are identical to another area of the photo which is not washed out.
I have watched the tutorial on using the cloning tool but, simply cannot make it work.
I have the original photo loaded (JPEG format & it is unlocked. It is labelled 'background (pixel). I create a new pixel layer; I select the cloning tool & adjust the size. I then use Alt - Click (using the option/alt key on a mac keyboard) to select my source & as mentioned in the video I see nothing when I move the mouse.
So, as instructed in the video I go to the the drop down menu just right of centre towards the top of screen & select 'current layer & below' & hey presto, nothing changes. Whereas, in the tutorial video, the cloned area now shows up in the brush circle & can be placed wherever you want.
Am I pressing the wrong buttons? Is my setup incorrect? Can anyone shed light on what I might be doing wrong please?
Thankyou in advance