The Chameleon Brush copies a fragment of an image from one part to another with respect to the color range, tone, texture, illumination, and other characteristics of the background, to which the clone is applied. Unlike the Clone Stamp tool, this preserves the characteristics of the underlying image. Press H to quickly select this tool.
|Cloning While Maintaining Illumination of Background (Example by Gun Legler)|
|Fragment on a Dark Background||Fragment on a Light Background|
|Cloning Glass Eggs (example by Gun Legler)|
|The original image of the crystal egg||Two clones of the crystal egg|
To clone an object first choose Chameleon Brush from the left, and select an image source by holding down Alt (Option on Mac), and click the left mouse button over the area from which the cloned fragment will be selected.
Once the reference point is defined, move the cursor to another location. To place the cloned fragment click the left mouse button. When the left mouse button is released, a cross-shaped cursor will appear over the source area, to indicate from where the clone fragment is selected.
The tool's parameters will be shown in a floating box over an image (by right-clicking the mouse) and also in the Settings Panel.
To change a parameter, enter a numerical value in the parameter's field and press Enter (Return on Mac) or use the slider.
To remove a part of the clone, press the Ctrl-key on the keyboard ( on Mac) and, keeping it pressed, draw over the area. This is useful when cloning from a large image or creating a clone from different parts of an image.
The clone will be processed after is pressed.