Photoshop: Clone Stamp Tool creates an unwanted line on the photo

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when using the clone stamp tool, I get an unwanted straight lines across my photo.
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Maria June

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
Which version?
Which OS?
Are you using a tablet or mouse?

Have you installed all the updates for the application and your system?

And what exactly do you mean by "unwanted straight line"? (a screenshot would help)
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Maria June

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Photoshop CS5
Windows
Mouse


I'm trying to remove the drop in the center, however, when I use the Clone Stamp Tool, it creates double parts of the image.

I hope you will be able to see the image.

Thank you, Gemma
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Chris Cox

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OK, it looks like something dragged the mouse across that line, or shift clicked somewhere on the left side of the canvas (creating a line in between the 2 points).

We have seen this before with some versions of tablet drivers, and some mouse drivers (especially wireless mice). I think there was another OS utility a while back that also messed up mouse events and caused similar problems.
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Maria June

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At times, the stamp tool works fine, then suddenly it does what you see in the pic.
I need to use this tool, what shoud I do???

Thank you,
Gemma
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Chris Cox

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Figure out which driver or utility on your system is messing with the mouse events, then update or remove it.
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This is the original image, as you can see, I'm trying to remove the little drop in the center. I have closed photoshop and re-open it, but the problems is still there... I have not been able to use this tool for a while now.
Gemma
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Gemma.

Have you changed any settings in the Clone Source Panel? (Window > Clone Source). There might be a value that's causing a conflict.

You may want to also try resetting Photoshop's preferences. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop...
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Hello Howard,
I opened photoshop,
chose Edit
Preference
General
I clicked on "reset all warning dialogo and click ok.
Closed Photohop and re-opened.
Attache is the result.

Do not know what to do next!!

Gemma
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Chris Cox

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Please read the link he gave you. He did not ask you to reset warning dialogs, he suggested resetting preferences. (and resetting preferences will clear the clone source palette)