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What the heck!!?? Rectangular Marquee tool problem!

May 10, 2013 12:26 PM

Tags: #tools #marquee

Recently i started to use my Rectangluar Marquee tool more for vignettes on photos.. I just noticed in the last two days that when i hit the RM tool and try and drag a rectangular box and hit the green check mark around my photo it defaults into a eclipse or what i thought was a circle. Yes i am sure i have it set on the correct marquee. It's just kinda annoying as i am tryiny to creat a box around my photo to vignette and defaults into a eclipse ( or cirlce).


I don't have screen shot right now, i will try and get one later...but what has happened? Is something changed? Or do  i need to reset my tools?


also last night when i was digital scrapbooking, i made a pattern i filled my 4x6 at 200dpi photo background with the pattern i had made, when i went to merge visable all the latyers together the background with the pattern in it disappeared. When i unmerged visable  the background came back..?? any ideas why this happend??

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    May 8, 2013 3:33 PM   in reply to Sarabear33

    For the rectangular marquee tool check the feather value in the tool options bar.

    It should be set to 0 px.





    For the second question if you view your image at a 100% view (actual pixels) before and while merging the layers, does that make a difference?

    (double click on the Zoom Tool in the tool box to see the view at 100%  (actual pixels)

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