PHOTOSHOP TIP: Rotating the Clone Tool

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: July 18, 2014

Category: General

HI Folks

Hope you’ve had a great week and are now looking forward to the weekend.

Those of you in the UK…how cool was that thunder storm last night?!?!

So what are you up to this weekend? I’ll of course be writing for the new book and am also seriously thinking about going to see new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie at the cinema. This may well lead to a day down at Monkey World – Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Dorset next week to take some pictures for a new picture in my animals project.

Ok so today I’m keeping it short and have a Photoshop Tip for you.

I’ve been working on a picture this week which has been a commission for Sky TV and as I was using the Clone Tool on some areas I thought I’d pass on a tip you may not know about for using it on angled areas.

So,  if you ever find yourself having to use the CLONE TOOL to cover areas at a changing angle here’s a Quick Tip to make life easier…


  • Open the Clone Source Properties (Window – Clone Source)
  • With the Clone Tool active, ALT/OPTION + Click to set source
  • Highlight the Angle in the Clone Source Properties
  • Use SHIFT + UP / DOWN ARROW to change angle

(UP ARROW rotates Clockwise / DOWN ARROW rotates Anti-Clockwise)

So there you go…just a Quick Post with a Quick Tip.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.


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1 Comment

  1. Stuart Cattell

    Thanks for the tip, can’t stop using it now!


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