Photoshop: Patch Tool - Mode: Normal - Source from "Current and Below", apply non-destructively to transparent layer

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The Patch Tool often performs better in "Normal" mode than "Content Aware" — However, in "Normal" mode, the Patch Tool only works when "destructively" applied to a layer with content and wont work on a transparent layer above other content — as the "Healing Brush" does.

Please improve the Patch Tool so it can perform like the Healing Brush with the option for a "Current and Below / All layers" setting.
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James Kachan

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James Kachan

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Really?
Isn't there anyone else out there who thinks this is a good idea?
The ability to "Patch" into an empty layer above (just like you can clone or heal) would be profoundly superior for a non-destructive editing workflow.
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Jan Vork

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Yep, I agree: let Patch tool have all layers as a source, just like the Stamp.
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