Clone Tool

Cloning is an extremely powerful procedure which enhance the capabilities of the brushes.

Normal brush takes its color from the Color & Texture bar. Also you can mix it with texture as well.

With Clone option the brush can use dynamic color - from the original of image or from any texture.
To start using Clone you have to check Clone option in the Color & Texture Bar. In order to use clone you have to have one of the following:

Here is the difference between normal paint with texture and a clone from texture. With Clone - each sub-step will take a different (solid) color from texture or original.

How to use the Clone?
There are many ways how to use it. You can create a colorful brushes, try clone with Airbrush for example.

Painted Art with Artistic brushes

Cloning from original is a great and fast way how to create an impressive art images.
1. Load a photography, for example portrait
2. Select for example Oil brush from Artistic, Natural and 3D brushes ,
3. Set clone and select Original Clone

Now as you paint your image changes to the oil paint.

Original Photo Clone with Oil Brush Clone with Oil brush using pressure sensitive tablet

The best is to use a large details as originals. You can use different brushes and sizes. Using Pressure sensitive tablets is very recommended - you can create art which looks simply amazing. After you finish you can use Emboss effect to create more depth.

Image Nozzle with Clone Option

You can use Image Nozzle with Clone the same way as other brushes! After while when the Nozzles become boring select some interesting texture and click Clone - Texture Clone - and you have a new colorful Nozzles.

Here we use different textures and Nozzles for Texture Clone

Clone with Rubber Stamp Tool.

Rubber Stamp can use Clone only if you use it between 2 images.

Click on the Rubber Stamp Tool and then on the Brushes bar click one of the small arrow for changing brush library. You will see an Artistic library of brushes for Stamp tool.

When you use the Stamp Tool in the same image - there will be no Cloning- whatever you select, The brushes will just add a little texture to the Stamp and that's all.

When you use stamp tool from one image into another and you specify Clone (either Texture or Original) the Stamp tool will use the brush similar way as the Clone with Artistic brushes.

Stamp tool on the same image. The Clone has no effects - the artistic brush just add a little texture. Stamp tool between 2 images with Clone option.