Moving and changing the pixels in a selection

Now you'll use the move tool to move the globe to the upper right area of the book image. Then you'll do a completely different kind of change by altering the color of the globe for a dramatic effect.

Before you begin, make sure that the globe is still selected. If it is not, reselect it, following the procedure in the previous topic.

1 Choose View > Fit on Screen to adjust the magnification so that the entire image fits within the image window.

2 In the toolbox, select the move tool (v.). Notice that the globe remains selected.

3 Position the pointer within the globe selection. The pointer becomes an arrow with a pair of scissors (fe-s) to indicate that dragging the selection will cut it from its present location and move it to the new location.

4 Drag the globe above the book image, somewhat close to the right edge. If you want to adjust the position after you stop dragging, simple start dragging again. The globe remains selected throughout the process.

5 Choose Image > Adjustments > Invert.

5 Choose Image > Adjustments > Invert.

The colors making up the globe are inverted, so that it is now effectively a color negative of the original.

6 Leaving the globe selected, choose File > Save to save your work. Moving and duplicating simultaneously

Next you'll move and duplicate a selection simultaneously. If your globe image is no longer selected, reselect it now, using the techniques you learned earlier.

1 Using the move tool (*..), hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and position the pointer within the globe selection. The pointer becomes a double arrow, which indicates that a duplicate will be made when you move the selection.

2 Continue holding down Alt or Option, and drag a duplicate of the globe down and to the right, so that it is near the upper right corner of the book image. You can allow the duplicate globe to partially overlap the original one. Release the mouse button and Alt or Option, but do not deselect the duplicate globe.

3 Choose Edit > Transform > Scale to activate a bounding box around the selection.

4 Hold down Shift and drag one of the corner points to enlarge the globe so that it is larger than the original by about half. Then press Enter to commit the transformation and hide the bounding box.

Notice that the selection marquee also resizes and that the resized, copied globe remains selected.

5 Hold down Shift+Alt (Windows) or Shift+Option (Mac OS), and drag a new copy of the second globe down and to the right.

Holding down Shift when you move a selection constrains the movement horizontally or vertically in 45° increments.

6 Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the third globe, making it about twice the size of the first one.

7 When you are satisfied with the size and position of the third globe, choose Select > Deselect, and then choose File > Save.

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