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Tue, Sep 10, 2019 8:52 AM

Photoshop: Clone tool doesn't clone the transparency

Hello! I have a Png file with an object in the middle and a trasparent background. I need to correct a part of it, but when I use the clone tool, the new cloned part overlaps on the old (wrong) part
So at this point I have to remove the part that I wanted to change at the begin, making me working longer.
I know that Photoshop doesn't clone 0 pixel (the trasparency), but it is very difficult modifing png file.
The only thing a can do is adding a colored background and correct it, but then I have then contour it again after, making other mistakes...and so on!).

Most important: if it is impossible, could it be useful for you, in case? Just to know.

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how extensive is the part you need to correct? 
A duplicate layer clipping masked to a knock out-layer might be helpful. 

Otherwise you could change the Transparency to a Layer Mask, turn it off and edit the Layer’s content without affecting the transparency. 

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Interesting suggestion.
I try it on my file, seeing if this procedure can work on it. 
Can you please write me the steps to arrive here? 
Thank you for now.

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Anyway, this is the example of what I need to do. The selectioned part is what I don't want remain after cloning the second "pin" on the third pin. 

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Could you post the png? 

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This is a png, already. What you mean exactly?

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I meant the original png, not the screenshot.