I am trying to use my rectangle marquee tool to select some parts of my image to move them slightly. However, when I finish making my selection my selected area will change to a larger rectangle lower, higher, or on a 90-degree angle than what I want. I'm not sure if it is to do with something I'm doing or if I should simply restart photoshop. If anyone has any answers or tips they will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • I think you're going to need to show a video. Preferably with the whole application window.
    – Joonas
    Apr 20, 2020 at 6:44
  • I can't replicate this problem. Perhaps you have a faulty mouse?
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:47

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With the Marquee tool selected....

Be certain the Style dropdown at the top of the screen is set to Normal.

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