Lightroom: Clone/Heal Tool rotation

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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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John Armstrong-Millar

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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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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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A missed opportunity in LR4 I think..
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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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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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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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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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I need this function too!
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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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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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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.