I have selected a face in an image with the lasso tool and now i want to rotate the face. When i do that by using 'image' 'transform' i can rotate the face but around the face appears a white light. Does anyone know how to get rid of that or knows what i am doing wrong??
I'm guessing you used the Free Transform tool to rotate the selection. When you do this the "old" portion is replaced by the current color as defined in the background color chip at the bottom of the toolbar, and again I'm guessing this was white. Was that your scenario?
Here I selected the balloon and used Free Transform to rotate the balloon and got the white.
Rather than doing that I copied/pasted the selection to a new layer and rotated it with the Move tool (which does the same as the Free Transform).
Then I added a new layer and used the Clone tool to replace the original balloon excess with adjacent sky. The cloning could be done on the Background layer; I added the blank layer just to preserve the original.
Here in PSE10, the Clone tool's "Sample All Layers" option only refers to the source. IOW, without that option checked, I can set the clone source on the background layer and then shift to the new empty layer as the target.