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How to clone RRS feed

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  • How do I clone in Expression Design. All I want to do is copy a patch of grass in one part of a picture and place it over a different part of the same picture. I see 'clone' on the edit menu but it's grayed out. I can't even select the patch of grass, I end up moving the entire picture around in the frame. Help, please.
    Thursday, March 20, 2008 7:41 PM

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  • Thanks! I was able to accomplish my task using Photoshop Elements. Thanks for your help!
    Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:59 PM

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  • May I guess that your patch of grass is within a bitmap?
    Expression Design is a vector based tool that deal with vector shapes and strokes. There's very limited bitmap function and I don't think you can do this in Design easiliy.
    The "Clone" in Design means to clone a shape, not to clone a patch of bitmap.
    If you can accept vector shapes, instead of bitmap patches, you can trace the grass with pen tool or BSplien tool, give it proper fill color and stroke, and then you can copy&paste it around as many as you wish.
    Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:31 PM
  • Thanks! I was able to accomplish my task using Photoshop Elements. Thanks for your help!
    Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:59 PM