Questions tagged [marquee-tool]

The marquee is a software tool that lets you select rectangles, ellipses, and 1‑pixel rows and columns.

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Is there a keyboard shortcuts for the fixed size marquee in Photoshop?

I use the rectangular marquee tool a lot, specially the fixed size option, is there a shortcut to swap the width and height of it? Also is there a shortcut to apply new dimensions?
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In Affinity Designer Desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area

In Affinity Designer Desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area, similar to Adobe Illustrator marquee tool.
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Photoshop CS6 marquee in normal style has width and height greyed out

All of a sudden I can't type width and height of a marquee in the top bar. The document is a standard JPG, no quick mask modes, (single) layer is normal and unlocked. The Fixed Ratio and Size styles ...
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How can I get the marquee tool in Photoshop to accurately snap to a grid?

Currently I am working with a 128 x 128 image in Photoshop. I have grid lines dividing it into 9 sub-sections. When I use the marquee tool to select one of theses subsections it refuses to snap to the ...
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Photoshop CC Marquee Tool switches to Move Tool when holding cmd

I recently switched from CS6 to CC. Back in CS6 when selecting the selection tool and holding cmd you could click anywhere on the currently selected Layer and you'd move everything on that layer. Now ...
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Photoshop duplicate selection marquee, not pixels

Before the advent of rounded corners tools in Photoshop, I distinctly remember using a key combo to be able to duplicate the selection, not the pixels in the layer, and drag it to another portion of ...
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Select Tool in Photoshop

For some reason, when I try to drag my cursor to create a rectangle with the Select Tool on Photoshop, all I end up creating is a very small bubble of selected background. No matter what I do, I ...
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Elliptical Marquee Tool - Adjusting after selection Photoshop CS5

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 ...
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What is the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop?

Today I dared to ask a very basic but all time ignored question about the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop. It will be more appreciated if the answers provided with ...
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Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool not selecting correctly

I must have accidentally clicked something in Photoshop because all of a sudden my rectangular marquee tool is not working correctly. When I use the rectangular marquee tool to, for instance, ...
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Photoshop CS3 > Marquee Tool > Modify > Contract problem? [duplicate]

Very strange.... The circular Selection I Made by using Marquee Tool is no longer good once it's contracted by using SELECT | MODIFY | CONTRACT .... In conclusion, if i made CONTRACTION to make the ...
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Photoshop: zoom in/out while using Marquee Tool

Is there way to zoom in/out while creating a selection using the Marquee Tool? Normally I can zoom by Alt + Mousewheel. This doesn't work while using marquee tool, nor does using Ctrl +/- If there's ...
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Select layer in Photoshop with layer effects

I need a way to get at the dimensions of a Photoshop layer with their layer effects. All methods I can find (such as command/control-clicking the layer thumbnail) only select the base layer and never ...
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How do I avoid selection box shrinkage when working with transparent layers?

TLDR: When I use the marquee tool to select a box around layer and then move it with the move tool, the selection box shrinks to surround the populated region of the layer. Is there a way to keep the ...
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How to save padding around an icon and make it a part of it - Photoshop CS3

I have an icon with the dimensions 24px × 23px. The canvas is 24px × 24px: There is 1 transparent pixel at the top of the icon. After I use the rectangular marquee tool to copy and paste the icon to ...
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When I cut a layer using marquee tool, I get blur edges to cut side. How do I get sharp edges after cut?

I am using rectangular marquee tool to cut a portion of the layer in photoshop cs5, but after cutting, the edges are not sharp, I get blur edges. how can I get sharp edges?
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How create rounded corners for a layer or selection in Photoshop

I have a white screen area 142x113 px in Photoshop. I select half of this area and tried Select ⇒ Modify ⇒ Smooth but it does not work the way I expected. I tried decreasing the ...
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How to make a selected area with a circular border?

I'm using Photoshop CS5 My question has two parts to it: 1 How can I make a circular selected area with a blank border (no fill) border (stroke: 30px)? I'm going for a similar effect as produced ...
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Getting Dimensions of Marquee Tool in Photoshop

Is it possible to get the dimensions (width, height, top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right) of the select area that is selected using the marquee tool. If yes how?