Rectangular Marquee and Crop tools stuck in "portrait" aspect ratio

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sam_staples
Aug 17, 2008
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Using Photoshop CS v8.0 on XP Home….
Whenever I try to use the Rectangular Marquee or Crop tools, they’re stuck in a portrait style (looks like the aspect ratio of a regular sheet of paper). I can’t make a square or a landscape-type rectangle. Furthermore, on the crop tool I’m not getting the handles where I can adjust the size of the crop box. When I try to make the shape bigger the top and bottom edges go completely off the canvas. This problem has happened a couple of times and usually corrects itself when I reboot, but this time it hasn’t. I’ve probably got a setting wrong somewhere. Can anyone help?

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Donald_Reese
Aug 17, 2008
Up at the top you will see the style box, do you have it set at normal instead of fixed aspect ratio?
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John Joslin
Aug 17, 2008
And press the Clear button up there while you’re at it.
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sam_staples
Aug 17, 2008
Thanks SO much both of you. I figured it was something simple but I couldn’t find the solution in Help.

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