ander Posted April 26, 2008 Share Posted April 26, 2008 I'm trying to do something that seems quite simple, but I'm completely baffled. I want to select part of an image, copy it, paste it into the same image, then move the copied part to a different place in the image before adding it. (I don't want to change the copied area; I just want to add content that is the same as the copied area.) When I try this, here's what happens: 1. I select an area using the Rectangle Select tool. 2. Edit menu > Copy 3. I clear the selection: Edit menu > Deselect. (Maybe this isn't necessary, but I don't want to replace what I've copied with the same thing, right?) 4. Edit menu > Paste 5. Even though I've cleared the selected area, the pasted area appears in the same place I copied it from. It's selected, with control dots around it. 6. I switch to the Move Selected Pixels too and try to move the pasted area. I zoom in so I'm sure I'm dragging inside the area, not on any of its control dots. Nonetheless, all I can do is expand or contract the area, as though I were dragging a control dot. What am I doing wrong? Also, on the Tools palette, why do the Move Selected Pixels and Move Selection tools both say "Shortcut key: M" ? (Two tools can't have the same shortcut, can they?) Thanks, Ander Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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