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Chapter 11. Using Selections to Edit Images > Copy Data into a Selected Area

90. Copy Data into a Selected Area


Sometimes you want the data you paste to conform to a particular shape, such as an oval, heart, eagle, or frame. You can even paste data so that it conforms to the shape of some text. The secret behind this trick is to create a selection in the shape you want and then to paste data into that selection using the Paste Into Selection command. The Editor resizes the data as best it can to fit within the selection. If the data doesn't fit in its entirety, you can move the data within the selection to display exactly the portion you want. You can even resize the data further if that better suits your needs. For example, you could create a circular selection and paste your son's face onto a volleyball, or paste your daughter's face into a heart shape. The possibilities are endless, and limited only by your skill to create a selection in the shape you need.


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