The Clone tool works by replacing unwanted or damaged pixels with pixels of your choosing. This tool is easy to use, allowing you to select a source (from which pixels are taken) and then paint those pixels on other areas of your image to cover up damage or blemishes. Luminar Neo offers feathering to make it easier to blend strokes.

  1. Open an image that needs cloning.
  2. Switch to the Clone tool by scrolling to the Professional tools section in the Edit panel or pressing Cmd+J (macOS) or Ctrl+J (Windows).
  3. Click to set the source.
    • When you open the Clone tool and hover your cursor over your open image, you will see a bull’s-eye and the text.
    • Click to set the source by clicking on any point in your image from which you would like to clone pixels.
  4. Adjust your brush as needed.
    • Radius. This slider adjusts the radius of your brush.
    • Softness. This slider adjusts the softness of the clone effect by feathering the edges of the brush.
    • Opacity. This slider sets the opacity of the brush.
  5. Click and brush over the damaged area.
  6. Use the Zoom buttons and the Hand tool to explore the image’s details.
  7. Click and paint out the pixels you want to remove. You can also try small dabs and short strokes to get a blended look. The sampled pixels are taken from the sample point and cover the unwanted pixels. Try blending multiple strokes and lowering the opacity of the brush for the best results.
  8. After each stroke, the screen blends, and updates to show the new pixels. Continue to examine the results and make additional strokes as needed.
  9. When happy with the pixel removal, switch to another tool to apply the adjustment.

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