How do I refine/adjust my selection after? Right now, I just randomly click in the top left hand corner and drag until I get the desired outline, but this seems very inefficient.

Here is an example of the circle images and one of my attempts to select around it.

enter image description here


3 Answers 3


If I understand correctly you'd like to either move it or manipulate the selection. Moving it is as easy as staying on the marquee tool and dragging the circle where you would like it. If you need to manipulate it a bit after the fact, then you can choose "transform selection" which is located under the "Select" menu at the top. Hope this helps.

  • YES! Thank you, that is exactly what I needed to know. Jan 13, 2016 at 15:25

I've always done this a different way. To start with, try using guides on the page to mark the edges of your element, like so...

Find the edges

Now use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to highlight the required image:

With marquee


With the Marquee Tool selected, you also expand your selection holding the shift key + click and drag. That would add up to your existing selection. You can also subtract, holding the alt key + click and drag.

There's also the option of clicking inside the selection and dragging, to change its position. That was already mentioned though.

You can feather your selection, by right-clicking on the selection and select "Feather...". You should experiment with this, since your image doesn't have hard edges and if you'd like to be a little more precise.

Hope that was helpful for future projects :) cheers!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.