Clone Brush
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With this tool you can copy part of a source picture onto a target picture. Source and target pictures are usually the same. When the tool is first loaded, the current picture in the Image Editor is assumed both as source and target.You can see the source picture as a miniature in the thumb display.
Source Point: the point on the source picture from which you want to start the copy process  
Target Point: the point on the target picture where you want copy the source to  

How to Start Cloning:
1.At first, the source point is unassigned: to assign an initial source, SHIFT+Click on the picture in the miniature display or, if you want to copy from the same current picture in the editor, just SHIFT+Click there.  
2.After having selected the source point, just start to paint normally on the picture in the editor. The target point will be the one where you first click when starting to paint.  

If source and target images are of different size, you can also change the scale of the source picture, by using the Scale spin buttons
below the miniature preview.

Press New Target
, if you want to repeat the cloning with the same source point, but in another target location.

Example: you want to place a number of birds into an otherwise empty sky. The bird is taken from a source picture, and painted in several steps (with different scales) into multiple locations of the sky in the target picture.  

The Synchronize Source and Target
option lets you to set the same XY coordinates for the target and the source points, in order to copy parts of a picture of the same size as the target picture with a pixel precision.

Example: Cloning and Retouch Brush
In the image to the left, the oranges from the source fruit bowl were copied in different sizes (Scale) to the target image.  
The border of the oranges was then blurred using the retouch brush.  
You could now use the paintbrush to add shadows.  

Example: Cloning, Rotation and SmartFix
In this example, the person at the left side of the original picture was removed using the Clone Brush. Also, the horizon was straightened using the Rotate dialog, and SmartFix image correction was applied to remove the red color cast and increase the contrast of the sky. Remember, that this is exactly the same image, much improved in only three steps.  
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