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#CreativeFriday – Transform a selection in Photoshop CC

A colleague yesterday asked me if there is a way to transform a selection once it has been created. Unlike drawing a regular shape there is no transform tool. However, there is a menu option –  Select / Transform Selection.

Take this image below, it may be that I would like to extract the text “Gamzen” from the scene as well as the surrounding paintwork. But the workers head and turban is in the way.

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To demonstrate this feature, i’ll start with a rectangular marquee.

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But, i’ve made an initial mistake and the selection is not large enough. I can choose the menu option Select / Transform Selection. Now I have access to the transformation handles.

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Once the selection has been enlarged and rotated, it now runs over even more parts of the scene that I don’t want to be selected. To modify the selection further,  i’ll choose the free transform mode (marked in Red below).

 

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I am now able to move the handles to exactly the shape needed to complete this task

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To get better/faster access to this menu item, you can add a new or existing keyboard shortcut. You can access the keyboard shortcuts and menu dialog using the Menu option / Edit / Keyboard shortcuts.

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