I have just started to learn photoshop (including php, css and html5 to become a designer). I am using videos tutorials to learn. However one issue that i've been facing and i have searched a lot for solution without success.

It is making exact sized selection multiple times. Using elliptical tool second time always differs by 1 or 2 pixels.

because i am new, so i may not be able to express (using professional terminology) what exactly i want to do. So here is the photo. Round selection is made using elliptical marquee tool.

now i want to make exact size selection on another layer.

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Select once... With the selection active...

Choose Select > Save Selection - Leave everything as it is and add a name you'll recognize.

When you need it again, choose Select > Load Selection and choose the saved selection you want from the Channel dropdown.

  • already tried that too. but that did not solved my issue. is there anyway way i can move the selection (i can place anywhere i want on layer) after loading? @Scott Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 19:37
  • @anniestewart absolutely, just use the Marquee tool and you can click-drag a selection anywhere. You can even use Edit > Transform Selection to transform it (without altering underlying pixels)
    – Scott
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 19:45
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    It sounds as though you may benefit a great deal by reviewing this: helpx.adobe.com/in/photoshop/how-to/selection-tools-basics.html Most of this is covered as basic functionality and the Adobe Help will walk you through the general possibilities.
    – Scott
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 19:46

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