Moving selection

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Posted By
Amy_Craig
Dec 19, 2003
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This is a beginner question. I am learning photoshop from a book. The exercise I am doing involves moving an object to another location. I am to select the object with the rectangular marquee tool. Then I am to position the pointer inside the selection. Pointer becomes an arrow with small selection icon next to it. Pointer changes color to black when I start to drag. I drag to the new location and let go of the mouse button. The object hasn’t moved. What am I doing wrong? Why can’t I reposition the selected object?

Thanks for your help

Amy Craig

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Rene_Walling
Dec 19, 2003
You need to choose the move selection tool after making your selection

It’s the first one on the right in the tools palette.
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Don_McCahill
Dec 19, 2003
You are probably using the selection tool, which moves the selection, instead of the move tool (next to it in the toolbox).
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dave_milbut
Dec 19, 2003
in addition to what rene said (which is correct) you can temporarily select the move tool by holding the crtl key. the cursor will turn to the move tool icon (black arrow). keep holding crtl down and you can now move the selectd part around anywhere you want. when you let go of the crtl key, the last selected tool (in this case, the rectangular marquee tool) will be active again.

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