Elliptical Marquee Tool

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mrcycleuk
Jul 26, 2005
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Hi all,
In Photoshop 7.
After making a oval shape with the Elliptical Marquee Tool, I can adjust its position with the arrows on the keyboard, but is there any way of adjusting the size and shape of the selection please,
Mick.

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Vern
Jul 27, 2005
edit > transform selection. or change it to a path and adjust the points.

"Mick" wrote in message
Hi all,
In Photoshop 7.
After making a oval shape with the Elliptical Marquee Tool, I can adjust its position with the arrows on the keyboard, but is there any way of adjusting the size and shape of the selection please,
Mick.
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patrick
Jul 27, 2005
"Vern" wrote in message
edit > transform selection. or change it to a path and adjust the points.

"Mick" wrote in message
Hi all,
In Photoshop 7.
After making a oval shape with the Elliptical Marquee Tool, I can adjust its position with the arrows on the keyboard, but is there any way of adjusting the size and shape of the selection please,
Mick.

To move the marquee while you are still drawing it, hold the space bar down while you drag inside the ellipse.
(I know, you’re already doing that!)
DO NOT let up on the mouse! When you let go of the space bar, you can continue sizing the ellipse and moving it.

After you let up on the mouse and BEFORE you click on any other tool, you can still move the ellipse by dragging inside it.

For some real power, click on Select>Transform Selection where you can scale, skew, distort, rotate or flip the selection.
Just right-click inside the overlaid transform rectangle to select any the these functions.
Regardless of what function you have selected, you can always move the selection by dragging inside the rectangle and can rotate the selection by clicking outside the rectangle and dragging the mouse.

If you have not used the Transform tool very much, it would be useful to create a layer with a solid fill color and create a rectangular marquuee on it to experiment with the varous transform operations.

Lastly, not to side-step the issue, but the built-in Help files for PS really do have great tutorials.
Try them just this once!
For your immediate request, Click on the Help menu>Photoshop Help>Index>M for Marquee.
Scroll down to "Marquee tools" and click on "2". PS opens a new Internet Explorer window with the text of the Marquee tutorial. This is nice as you can keep switching back and forth between the tutorial and trying what it says in the PS window by clicking on either of the two applications in the task bar at the bottom of your screen.

Good luck! . . . . patrick
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Corey
Jul 30, 2005
"patrick" wrote in message
"Vern" wrote in message
edit > transform selection. or change it to a path and adjust the
points.
"Mick" wrote in message
Hi all,
In Photoshop 7.
After making a oval shape with the Elliptical Marquee Tool, I can
adjust
its position with the arrows on the keyboard, but is there any way of adjusting the size and shape of the selection please,
Mick.

To move the marquee while you are still drawing it, hold the space bar
down
while you drag inside the ellipse.
(I know, you’re already doing that!)
DO NOT let up on the mouse! When you let go of the space bar, you can continue sizing the ellipse and moving it.

After you let up on the mouse and BEFORE you click on any other tool, you can still move the ellipse by dragging inside it.

For some real power, click on Select>Transform Selection where you can scale, skew, distort, rotate or flip the selection.
Just right-click inside the overlaid transform rectangle to select any the these functions.
Regardless of what function you have selected, you can always move the selection by dragging inside the rectangle and can rotate the selection by clicking outside the rectangle and dragging the mouse.

If you have not used the Transform tool very much, it would be useful to create a layer with a solid fill color and create a rectangular marquuee
on
it to experiment with the varous transform operations.

Lastly, not to side-step the issue, but the built-in Help files for PS really do have great tutorials.
Try them just this once!
For your immediate request, Click on the Help menu>Photoshop Help>Index>M for Marquee.
Scroll down to "Marquee tools" and click on "2". PS opens a new Internet Explorer window with the text of the Marquee tutorial. This is nice as you can keep switching back and forth between
the
tutorial and trying what it says in the PS window by clicking on either of the two applications in the task bar at the bottom of your screen.
Good luck! . . . . patrick

ALT+S+T will allow to transform the selection after you’ve already made it.

Peadge 🙂

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