How do you use the duplicate brush in Krita. I've got an X but can't seem to get further. The manual is not very comprehensive.

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    Wow, never even heard of that app before. You might try here: forum.kde.org/…
    – Scott
    Jan 31, 2014 at 10:49
  • Thanks Scott. I've been using Photoshop for years. Krita seems a fantastic App, but does seem to be lacking in reading materials at the moment! Jan 31, 2014 at 10:55
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    @ChrisNevill In the newest Krita it's now called the "Clone Brush" - documentation is in the user manual here: docs.krita.org/Clone
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:27
  • Thanks Billy - glad to here Krita is still progressing. I've not used it for a while now. Might have to pick it up again at some point! Jun 19, 2017 at 9:35

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For me this way worked:

  1. Select Duplicate Brush from Brushes drop down (Tool button Underneath the Tools Menu)
  2. You may get an X or you may get a colour dropper icon.
  3. Press the Ctrl button to choose the place you want to duplicate from
  4. Now you can brush in the duplicate area.

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