2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 5:37 AM by Barbara B. RSS

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

    chuckpj

      using elements 11, how do I access the selection tool to select the out-of-frame portion?

        • 1. Re: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
          MichelBParis MVP

          chuckpj wrote:

           

          using elements 11, how do I access the selection tool to select the out-of-frame portion?

          Do you mean that you are in the following situation:

          - you have brought a picture from the picture bin over your image in the work space

          - the new image is then on its own layer, but as it is much bigger than the background, you can't see the bounding rectangle to resize the new layer ?

           

          In such a situation, I have set the preference to zoom the image with the center wheel of the mouse.

          When the picture is on its new layer, I use the /transform/ command (shortcut Ctrl T) and use the wheel to zoom the picture in the workspace so that I can see the whole bounding rectangle outside the main image. Then I can select an angle of the bounding rectangle and move it towards the center to resize without distorting. You can then zoom back and make finer size and position adjustments.

          • 2. Re: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
            Barbara B. ACP/MVPs

            Are you talking about the out of bounds guided edit? Just click this button and then drag in the photo:

             

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