Photoshop 2015.5.1: Using the clone stamp on a high frequency layer of a photo there has no effect to remove blemishes

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When using the clone stamp tool on the high frequency layer of a photo there is no effect to remove blemishes. It is like I'm painting with zero opacity. I't reset tools and preferences to no avail. For reference I'm following the tutorial of Aaron Nace of Phlearn. BTW: it works in 2015.1.2
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John Maguire

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eartho

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more than likely, this is user error. No one here could possibly know what the problem is since we can't see your layers or how you've created the seps.
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John Maguire

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If you look at my initial post it states I'm been following Aaron naces tutorial and have been doing this for 4 years.
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Myra AuCoin-Rowan

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I have followed Aaron's way for over a year now - the clone stamps does exactly what you described here, from time to time - and the same, I close and reopen, rest the tools, all to  no avail. I never know why it starts working again, or why it stops. Just wondering if you, after four years, have figured anything out. I"m exhausted, need to get this job done. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Check the blending mode of the clone stamp.
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Myra AuCoin-Rowan

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OMG, someone answered! :) Thank you, Johan, I'll go there right now...what should it be? Okay, checked, it's on Normal, which is what it's always on, I believe. Anyway, back to work - yesterday was a 16 hour day to include this glitch. Thanks again! 
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next time it happens, take a screen shot of your PS with the stamp tool active and people will be able to figure out what the cause is.