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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I tried in CS6 EXTENDED and it didn't work as you say. Then In latest CC 2018 that was releaed more than 8 months ago, so about month before your post and it worked.

I don't know was that update to current release or that worked from October 28 of last year but now it works the way it samples by default all layers below, so not only two top layers, however that may be that you want too.

Either you used some previous CC (and still use) or if you got latest one then some update could change this behaviour.

What version you used and what you use now?
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Yep, I agree: let Patch tool have all layers as a source, just like the Stamp.
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