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Old April 8th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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When selecting part of an image to move (PSE9), how do I move ONLY that selection, without getting a white - or any colored - square behind it?

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Old April 8th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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When selecting part of an image to move (PSE9), how do I move ONLY that selection, without getting a white - or any colored - square behind it?

Thanks in advance for help.
You have to isolate the subject from the background (silhouette the subject so it's on a white background).
Once you silhouette the subject do a Inverse which will allow you to move the subject without the background.
Use any of he selecting methods that you are comfortable with ei: magic extractor, painting around the subject etc.
Post back with your progress.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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When selecting part of an image to move (PSE9), how do I move ONLY that selection, without getting a white - or any colored - square behind it?

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Hi Purbrookian,

The easiest way to move the selection boundary without actually moving the part of the image within the selection is to use Select>Transform Selection. Then just use your cursor to click and drag as desired.

I'm guessing that you are making your selection and then using the move tool to re-position the selection. That will cut it out of the background and leave the white or colored space you described.
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I always just use Crtl.+J (which puts that selection on its own transparent layer).Then I can just move it within the image, or use it isolated in another image/background whatever I please.

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Old April 8th, 2011, 11:48 PM
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Ooops, I just realized that I'am in the Mac-specific forum, sorry!

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Ooops, I just realized that I'am in the Mac-specific forum, sorry!

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No problem there. Just have to substitute Command for Ctrl. But, I'm thinking the OP wanted to adjust the position of the selection before then doing something with it (popping it up on its own layer, doing a selective adjustment, applying a mask, etc.). At least, that's what I understood the question to be. If that is indeed the case, Transform Selection is a good way to do that, as Julie mentioned above. If that's not the case, and the OP is happy with the selection and wants to then move the selected portion to another layer, than you're exactly right: ctrl (or command)-J takes center stage.
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