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Elliptical Marquee Tool - Accuracy

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Old 02-20-2005, 01:57 PM
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Elliptical Marquee Tool - Accuracy

Hi Everyone!

I am trying to use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to select an existing oval background. However, I am having problems trying to get it to line up correctly/evenly with the oval background. Is there a key press that would allow me to adjust the position and/or size once it's has been drawn.

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Old 02-20-2005, 02:54 PM
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Adjusting selections

Well after you make your selections, if the Marquis tool is still selected you can click and drag your selection around. In photoshop CS there is a selection/Transfrom Selection that allows you to transform the selection. In the Selection menu there are a bunch of other tools to modify the selection. You can transform the selection using quickmask and a brush. There are many ways you can work with the selection
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Old 02-20-2005, 03:07 PM
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Thumbs down Thanks!

Thanks Phil, that was just what I was looking for. It was driving me nuts that I couldn't figure out how to resize/transform the selection.

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Old 02-20-2005, 03:09 PM
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You can also increase the odds of having a good selection the first time by first finding the center of the area you want to select, then holding down the Opt/Alt key while dragging. This will center the selection on the point you first click on.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:17 AM
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You can use all the marquee modifiers to help with this...

While holding the left click down to draw:

Alt draws fromt he center
Shift constrains the proportions
Space allows you to drag the selection while making it *the really helpful one*

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