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472 Points

Thu, Sep 15, 2011 7:57 AM

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Lightroom: Clone/Heal Tool rotation

The Clone & Heal tool is really great. I really find it easy to use. It would be great to be able to rotate the healed/cloned area. This would be really useful for blending lines. I hope it's clear what I'm trying to ask for, any questions give me a shout.

John

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76.3K Points

9 years ago

I'm guessing Adobe will add a Photoshop-like clone/heal brush instead:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

but being able to rotate the existing spotter would be helpful. - this should be an 'Idea' instead of a question...

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11.1K Points

9 years ago

I think this idea complements the "healing brush" feature request.

As a matter of fact, if one could distort the form of spot removal circles into longish structures and could rotate contents from source to destination that would go a long way to better distraction removal support.

It would be way better to have this than no distraction removal support at all. Even though the respective feature request is the most popular on these pages, it isn't "Under Consideration" yet. I hope that means that work on it is already underway and Adobe is just playing their cards close to their chest.

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472 Points

9 years ago

A missed opportunity in LR4 I think..

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76.3K Points

9 years ago

I was hoping Adobe would go all out with distraction removal in Lr4. Sounds like that shan't happen.

I agree a simple rotation capability would be some consolation.

(if feathering could be controlled too, that would also help I think)

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We can still hope for LR4 final but my hopes are very low.

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76.3K Points

8 years ago

New distraction removal brush in Lr5(beta) is a big step in the right direction, in my opinion, since it supports irregularly shaped distractions (instead of just spots n' specks...), but you still can't rotate source area to get edges to line up better - oh well, one step at a time...

Cheers,
Rob

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122 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Ability to rotate the clone and heal brush.


Now that we have the ability to paint different shapes with the clone and heal brush it would be great if we could now rotate the brush after the initial area has been painted. This is needed when trying to clone in lines on a photograph where the angle of a line is different in the 2 areas.

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656 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom copy brush - scale and skew the source area.


The copy brush is a nice feature but not very different to the use of many of the old style copy brushes.

If the source frame could be rotated, scaled and skewed to make the copied area better fit to the destination, the tool would be much more valuable.

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110 Points

5 years ago

I need this function too!

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130 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - rotate Clone and Heal sources.

For clone and heal tools, after you create a shape, and at which it picks a place to clone (or heal), you can move it around and choose a different location. It would be very useful to be able to not only move around that clone or heal shape, but to rotate it. That would be very useful for landscapes. For instance, on a golf course, the grass meeting a sand trap. If there's round shapes, as most sand traps are, there's not usually a good duplicate angle of grass to sand. I'd imagine this proposed feature would be useful for a lot more than landscapes.

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120 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR Feature Request - Rotate a Clone.

LR Feature Request - Rotate a Clone

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4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: add rotate (and scale) to clone/heal brush.

All too often when I'm cloning/healing an area of an image in Lightroom the best source area elsewhere in the image has a different perspective or angle (e.g. edges of clothing & skin, wires, brickwork, floor tiles, etc) and I'm therefore unable to use it to heal the area, which is pretty frustrating and means I have to decide between not bothering (and being irked by the area that I know could be improved) or shelling out to another app (e.g. Photoshop) to retouch the area.

Instead, I'd like Lightroom's clone/heal brush to let me paint the target area in the usual way and then manipulate the correspondingly selected source area via rotation (and ideally also scaling) to match the underlying geometry.

Surely this wouldn't be hard to implement on top of the existing functionality but it would make a HUGE difference to the quality of retouching I'd be able to achieve in Lightroom.

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112 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Mirror and rotation in clone tool.

I wish we could mirror and rotate a cloning zone while using it. Let's say I need to clone reflections on someone's glasses and I want to use the opposite eye as a base, there is no way to do it without some layer work and copy pasting.

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184 Points

a year ago

Any updates on the ability to rotate the spot removal tool? So many times I'm trying to remove something from a curved area and copy and past from spot removal doesn't match the curve. If I could just rotate what's being copied a bit, wouldn't have to use photoshop. This features is SO SO SO NEEDED. Any chance we can vote this one up the chain for next release??? 

PS. Dear God, people have been asking for this feature (rotate spot healing tool) for over 5 YEARS NOW!!! How does one actually get heard on this forum so we can actually get this passed to the next release????

DEAR ADOBE, start listening to your users please!! 

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You need to understand how this works. Requests can be voted for, so Adobe gets an idea how many people would want this. It’s not that they don’t listen, but they cannot honor each and every request that all xxx million Lightroom users can come up with. This request got 17 votes in those 5 years...

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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102 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Idea: Add ability to rotate clone brush source and destination independently in L....

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786 Points

8 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Idea: Ability to rotate the clone/heal sample source.

We should be able to rotate the sample source for the healed or cloned area, so that when trying to work on curves, we can have them line up correctly.

Either by rotating the source or having a slide to rotate the applied image in the heal area.

For example if you’re trying to heal or clone something out on the edge of a circle, then sampling another area of that circle will give you an edge mismatch.

In the attachment you can see the edge doesn’t line up and the angle is wrong and doesn’t join back up at the end of the heal, being able to rotate it would go a long way to fixing it.