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FIXING THE “ROUNDED CORNERS” SELECTION PROBLEM

Ever have this happen? You draw a selection with the Rectangular Marquee tool (the square/rectangular selection tool) and the corners of your selection are rounded, rather than nice and straight? This happens to a lot of people, especially if they've been drinking. If you haven't been drinking but you're suffering from rounded-corner selections, look up in the Options Bar, and you'll see a field for Feather. Chances are there's some number other than “0” in this field, and what's happening is every time you draw a selection with that tool, it's automatically feathering (softening) the edge. What probably happened is you either intentionally (or accidentally) added a feather amount at some time, then later forgot to set it back to its default of zero. So to fix it, just highlight the field and type 0. Incidentally, this is a great Photoshop prank to play on coworkers, friends, soon-to-be-enemies, etc., because the Feather field is usually the last place they'll look.


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