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Use of clone tool in mtPaint 3.3.1 (Puppy 4.3.0)
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drongo


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct 2009, 06:27    Post_subject:  Use of clone tool in mtPaint 3.3.1 (Puppy 4.3.0)
Sub_title: Step by step instructions required
 

I'm trying to copy a portion of an image and paste it over another part of the image.

I'm assuming the clone tool would be best for this but I can't understand the rather short instructions in the manual.

Do I select the area to be cloned first? (If I do this the selected region disappears when I select the clone icon.) The instructions tell me to select tool size after selecting clone tool. How do I do this? I can't find anything labelled tool size?

One time when I opened mtPaint there was some sort of floating selection box which may have been relevant but I can't find/open this menu any more.

I don't need anything fancy, a rectangular area will be fine.

For extra points I'd like to be able to match colours as the areas concerned are both tiles of the same colour but there is a subtle lighting change/colour cast between them.

Thanks

drongo
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wjaguar

Joined: 21 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct 2009, 14:48    Post_subject: Re: Use of clone tool in mtPaint 3.3.1 (Puppy 4.3.0)
Sub_title: Step by step instructions required
 

drongo wrote:
I'm trying to copy a portion of an image and paste it over another part of the image.

Then why not do exactly that? Smile Select the source area, "Edit->Copy", then "Edit->Paste", position the copied area, and right click or press Enter to commit.

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I'm assuming the clone tool would be best for this but I can't understand the rather short instructions in the manual.

"Clone" is, quite possibly, the least usable tool in all of mtPaint. Smile
Myself, at least, I never found a task which could be easier done with this tool, than without it; it is too poor a substitute for GIMP's "Cloning stamp" tool, being limited to "Aligned" mode, square shape and hard edges.

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The instructions tell me to select tool size after selecting clone tool. How do I do this? I can't find anything labelled tool size?

It is on the settings toolbar - "View->Show settings toolbar", or press F7.

The manual obviously needs a "General concepts" section, with this kind of information - but there is no good place to add one. Sad It should be between "2. Introduction" and "3. Pixel art", but then its section number will have to be 2½ Smile
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drongo


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct 2009, 15:09    Post_subject: Works fine, thanks  

Thanks wjaguar,

That works fine.

Who said chapters had to be integers? Release yourself from the tyranny of Diophantes.

Might make the index and contents look a bit odd though.

Thanks again,

drongo
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