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In the photo below my kid's feet are a separate layer, on top of the dirt layer.  I'm trying to clone some of the dirt to place around the feet, to make it look more realistic.  But cloning from the dirt (background) layer to the feet does not work.  How can I clone from one layer to another?

-Thanks

 

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Use the Current Layer and Below from the Context Bar. Or just the Layers Beneath.

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3 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

Use the Current Layer and Below from the Context Bar. Or just the Layers Beneath.

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Thank you!  I did not see this option initially.  My context bar has a >> all the way to the right.  If I click on that I see this option.  That's what I get for editing photos on my 17" laptop!  :)

 

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I have a similar problem - imagine this …

A background layer of a landscape.

A middle layer with a rendered 3D model of a building.

A 'foreground' layer for any elements to bring 'forward' of the building - for example, a tree which would actually be in front of the building.

How would I use the clone tool to clone the tree from the background to the foreground layer - while keeping the building layer visible so I can control the results.

The options of 'Current Layer & Below' or 'Layers Beneath'  won't work as they would also clone the middle layer.

Photoshop can clone from a specific layer to another - any way to do this in Affinity Photo?

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