i just want to select an image so that i can rotate it and enlarge it. however when i selected it using the marquee tool, and clicked image>rotate 90 cw, it rotated the entire canvas and its contents. all i wanted to do was to rotate just this image that i thought i had selected. am i doing something wrong? is the marquee tool the wrong tool to use to select an image ?
Here is one way to accomplish what I think that you want.
With the Marquee Tool, make that Selection. Hit Ctrl+C (Copy), then Ctrl+V (Paste) to Paste that into a new Layer. Hit Ctrl+T for Free Transform, and with the Cursor just outside the Bounding Box, Rotate, as needed. If you wish to Constrain the Rotation, hold down Shift.
If you wish to completly remove that area, inside the Marquee Tool Selection, use Ctrl+X (Cut), then Ctrl+V, and Ctrl+T.
Ensure the layer containing the pixels to rotate is targeted (selected in Layers panel) then Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 CW. If you have a marqueed selection then its contents will rotate, otherwise the entire layer will rotate.
It seems, from other discussions that you have been using image>rotate canvas, that does affect the whole image. Pay attention to the exact descriptions, in this case, you should have use edit>transform.
Another possible solution is that you might have selected the area around the part you wanted to rotate. If this is the case, go to select>inverse.
thank you....yes i have read the user's manual however i keep landing in sticky spots (as with the rectangular marquee tool and selection tool)...i admit i did grab some photos off of google images as a trial for a border i wanted to make. i did not receive the photos from a stock photo site. maybe this is part of the problem.
hi! here is a screen shot of my images....i was trying to select one of the frame pieces to englarge, then rotate it...
thauser, please use the web forum, you'll be able to use the camera icon to add a screenshot. And you can send a full resolution one.
Ths URL of this thread is: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4532418#4532418
Please also show the layers panel in that screen shot.
So, you are trying to have that frame around the whole image?
did you "jump" it to its own layer after selecting it: CTRL+J.
Then you'll be able to rotate it. Tip: select the move tool, V, and check "show transform controls" in the option bar. that way, you'll be able to easily rotate and transform elements.
If you scale the frame part you have, it will be distorded. I would recommend to put it in a corner, and select the other corner, move it to the correct spot, and stretch only the parts where there are fewer details.(the areas between the two dots in your selected frame)
If one accesses the Adobe Forums via a browser (Pierre's link), then this ARTICLE will tell you how to attach an Image file in your post.
As requested, besides the image, a screen-cap of the Layers Palette open, will go a very long way to showing what is causing your problem.
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