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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.

    Thanks Again!
    Jon

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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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    • #3
      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.

      Thanks Again!
      Jon

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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*

          Michael

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