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Moving

In these instructions and in the "drag-copy" instructions on the next page, you'll be moving actual image pixels. (To move just a selection marquee without moving its contents, see page 93.)

To move a selection's contents:

1.
Optional: To help you position the selection, choose View menu > Show > Grid (Ctrl-Alt-'/Cmd-Option-') or drag a guide or guides from either ruler. Also, turn on View menu > Snap To > Guides and Snap To > Grid.

2.
If the selection is on the Background, choose a Background color. The area exposed by the moved selection will fill with this color automatically. If the selection is on a layer, the exposed area will fill with transparency.

3.
Choose the Move tool (V). (You can use Ctrl/Cmd to access the Move tool when most other tools are chosen.)

4.
Position the pointer over the selection (the pointer will have a scissors icon), then drag. The selection marquee and its contents will move together .







Beware! When you deselect the selection, its pixel contents will drop back into its original layer, in its new location, regardless of which layer is currently active.


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