Published on March 5, 2023
How do I move or resize a selection?
In this blog I will show you how you can move and/or resize a selection in Adobe Photoshop!
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Move and resize selection (transform selection)
To transform a selection, you first need to make a selection. I’m using the rectangular marquee tool to do that, but you can use any selection tool you want.
If you use the move tool to move the selection, you’ll see that this moves the entire selected area (and not just the selection itself). So that’s not working!
If you use Free Transform (‘Edit > Free Transform’ or press CTRL+T), the same thing happens. So this is not working either!
What you need to do, is navigate to ‘Select > Transform selection‘. You can now resize and move the selection, without affecting the selected area!
When you’re done, click on the ✓ icon (or press ENTER) to commit the adjustments you just made to the selection.
And that’s how you can move and/or resize a selection in Adobe Photoshop!
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