Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Cannot use the Patch Tool in Photoshop Cs2

Thread Tools
Old 09-06-2005, 12:38 PM
Gerald McClaren Gerald McClaren is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 213
Patch Tool in Photoshop Cs2 cannot be activated

I had used the Patch Tool on 9-6 while restoring a photo. I went back the next day and when I click on the Patch Tool again my cursor was a cross-hair. I was told that I needed to delete my preferences file. I held down Alt + Ctrl + Shift while starting Photoshop. A window came up that stated: Delete the Adobe Photoshop settings file? yes or no?. I chose no and Photoshop restarted. I tried to activate the Patch Tool and my cursor still had the cross-hair.

I went into Photoshop and deleted the preferences file another way and I still could not activate the Patch Tool. The preference file that I deleted is called Adobe Photoshop Cs Prefs.psp. I had used the Patch Tool several times before.
Can someone please tell how can I activate the Patch Tool.

Gerald McClaren

Last edited by Gerald McClaren; 09-06-2005 at 01:14 PM.
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-06-2005, 12:45 PM
screenfx screenfx is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Burnlington NC
Posts: 24
What happens when you try to use it?

Just to review what you already probably know just in case, to use the patch tool:

Use it like you would the lassoo selection tool by making a freehand selection around the area you wish to patch. You should see the familiar "marching ants" as you would with any selection. Now drag the selection to an area you would like to use as your clone source, and then release your mouse button.

Good Luck,
my digital art gallery
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-06-2005, 01:38 PM
byRo's Avatar
byRo byRo is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Goianésia, Brazil
Posts: 1,609

Maybe you already are aware of this, but if not then remember that the cursor turns into crosshairs when you have <Caps Lock> activated.

Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photoshop CS2 : HELP: How to RESET Line tool?? camarosource Photoshop Help 4 12-01-2011 11:55 PM
Weird Ghosting With Patch Tool rnbluvva Photo Retouching 10 11-19-2006 05:37 PM
How do you learn to do "Photo-art"? DannyRaphael Photo-Art 101 18 09-24-2006 12:41 AM
Tool problem in Photoshop CS2 Brian2 Software 3 07-13-2006 11:47 AM
Photoshop CS - Use of the patch tool. BBBS Image Help 3 11-08-2004 07:00 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved