Clone Brush Engine¶
The clone brush is a brush engine that allows you to paint with a duplication of a section of a paint-layer. This is useful in manipulation of photos and textures. You have to select a source and then you can paint to copy or clone the source to a different area. Other applications normally have a separate tool for this, Krita has a brush engine for this.
Usage and Hotkeys¶
To see the source, you need to set the brush-cursor settings to brush outline.
The clone tool can now clone from the projection and it’s possible to change the clone source layer. Press the Ctrl + Alt + shortcut to select a new clone source on the current layer. The Ctrl + shortcut to select a new clone source point on the layer that was active when you selected the clone op.
The Ctrl + Alt + shortcut is temporarily disabled on 2.9.7.
This turns the clone brush into a healing brush: often used for removing blemishes in photo retouching, and maybe blemishes in painting.
- Perspective correction
Only works when there’s a perspective grid visible.
This feature is currently disabled.
- Source Point move
This will determine whether you will replicate the source point per dab or per stroke. Can be useful when used with the healing brush.
- Source Point reset before a new stroke
This will reset the source point everytime you make a new stroke. So if you were cloning a part in one stroke, having this active will allow you to clone the same part again in a single stroke, instead of using the source point as a permanent offset.
- Clone from all visible layers
Tick this to force cloning of all layers instead of just the active one.