3.12. Perspective Clone

Figure 13.83. The Perspective Clone tool in the Toolbox

The Perspective Clone tool in the Toolbox

This tool allows you to clone according to the perspective you want. First, set the wanted vanishing lines in the same way as with the Perspective tool. Then copy the source area in the same way as with the Clone tool.

3.12.1. Activating the Tool

There are different possibilities to activate the tool:

  • From the image-menu: ToolsPaint toolsPerspective Clone.

  • The Tool can also be called by clicking the tool icon: in the Toolbox.

3.12.2. Key modifiers (Defaults)


Ctrl-click allows you to select a new clone source.


When the source is set and you press this key, you will see a thin line connecting the previously clicked point with the current pointer location. If you click again, while continuing to hold down the Shift key, the tool will clone along this line. Particularly useful when cloning from a pattern.

3.12.3. Options

Figure 13.84. Perspective Clone tool options

Perspective Clone tool options

Normally, tool options are displayed in a window attached under the Toolbox as soon as you activate a tool. If they are not, you can access them from the image menu bar through WindowsDockable WindowsTool Options which opens the option window of the selected tool.

Operating mode

When using this tool you first have to choose Modify Perspective. This works like the tool perspective. Then you choose Perspective Clone and use this in the same way as the Clone tool.

Mode, Opacity, Brush, Scale, Brush Dynamics, Fade out, Apply Jitter, Hard Edge
See the Common Paint Tool Options for a description of tool options that apply to many or all paint tools.
Source, Alignment

This are the same as in the tool Clone.

3.12.4. Example

Figure 13.85. Perspective Clone example

Perspective Clone example

The Modify Perspective Plane is checked. Vanishing lines have been placed.

Perspective Clone example

The Perspective Clone option is checked. The white rectangle has been cloned. You see it goes smaller going away.