I changed my marquee selection to elliptical, and when I click and drag a circle/elliptical appears. When I release for the desired collection, the selection changes from the elliptical to a cross section of rectangles instead. Is this a setting I accidentally pressed, or something I can reset back to an elliptical?



I guess you clicked on one of those buttons or your alt or shift key is stuck.

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  • This doesn't really cover for the elliptical marquee.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 15 at 6:29
  • same options are available for both rectangular and ellipse selection tools... Sep 15 at 15:09
  • Indeed they are… which still doesn't explain the OP's "selection changes from the elliptical to a cross section of rectangles instead"
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 15 at 15:20
  • @Tetsujin sure does. If you add to a previous selection of boxes but select inside them.
    – joojaa
    Sep 15 at 18:11
  • @Tetsujin well technically you are right 'cross section' as far as I know refers to a 2d shape you get when cutting straight through an 3d object. I don't see how thats possible in a 2d software – so I assumed it is more likely that it was not explained quite right. Sep 16 at 5:36

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