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Photoshop CS Bible @Team LiB - Stacy C.

Stacy C. Photoshop CS Bible @Team LiB - Wiley Publishing, 2004. - 773 p.
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Figure 8-15: After drawing a loose outline around the lock and handle with the lasso tool, I dragged the outline to select another portion of the door. Then I feathered the selection.
Choose Select ® Feather. Or press Ctrl+Alt+D (z -Option-D on the Mac). Enter a small value (8 or less) in the Feather Radius option box just enough to make the edges fuzzy. (I entered 2.) Then press Enter or Return to initiate the operation.
Clone the patch onto the area you want to cover. Select the move tool by pressing V. Then Alt-drag (Option-drag on the Mac) the feathered selection to clone the patch and position it over the element you want to cover, as shown in Figure 8-16. To align the patch correctly, choose Select ® Hide Extras or press Ctrl+H (z -H on the Mac) to hide the marching ants and then nudge the patch into position with the arrow keys.
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Figure 8-16: Next, I used the move tool to Alt-drag (Option-drag on the Mac) the feathered selection over the lock and handle.
Repeat as desired. I used the same technique to eliminate the other undesired elements from the image, selecting from the same area of the door to get rid of the door seam and selecting a bit of the brick wall to wipe out my doorbell. Figure 8-17' shows the details.
Figure 8-17: I used the lasso tool to draw a new outline around the seam and then dragged the outline over another portion of the door. Then I did the same for the doorbell, using the brick wall as a patch.
It's all deja vu from here. After some more feathering, Alt-dragging, and nudging, my mission was complete, as you can see in Figure 8-18. No more points of entry. Nowhere for delivery guys to lodge take-out menus. Not even a doorbell. That'll thwart those pesky trick-or-treaters.
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Figure 8-18: The final result. Even the pumpkins are pleased.
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8.1.2 Moving and Duplicating Selections
Moving and Duplicating Selections
In the preceding steps, I mentioned that you can move either the selected pixels or the empty selection outline to a new location. Now it's time to examine these techniques in greater depth. The role of the move tool
To move selected pixels, you have to use the move tool. No longer is it acceptable merely to drag inside the selection with the marquee, lasso, or wand tool, as it was way back in Photoshop 3 and earlier. If you haven't gotten used to it yet, now is as good a time as any. The move tool is here to stay. You can select the move tool at any time by pressing V (for mooV ). The advantage of using the move tool is that there's no chance of deselecting an image or harming the selection outline. Drag inside the selected area to move the selection; drag outside the selection to move the entire layer, selection included. I explain layers in more detail in Chapter 12.Tip
To access the move tool on a temporary basis, press and hold Ctrl (z on the Mac). The move tool remains active as long as you hold Ctrl or z. This shortcut works when any tool except the hand tool, the direct selection or path selection tool, or any pen, shape, or slice tool is active. Assign this shortcut to memory at your earliest convenience. Believe me, you spend a lot of time Ctrl-dragging (z -dragging on the Mac) in Photoshop. Making precise movements
Photoshop provides three methods for moving selections in prescribed increments. In each case, the move tool is active, unless otherwise indicated:
First, you can nudge a selection in 1-pixel increments by pressing an arrow key on the keyboard or nudge in 10-pixel increments by pressing Shift with an arrow key. This technique is useful for making precise adjustments to the position of an image. Note that a series of consecutive nudges is recorded in the History palette (see Chapter 7) as only one history state, regardless of how much you move the selection. Choosing Undo will take the selection back to its original position in the image.Tip To nudge a selected area when the move tool is not active, press Ctrl (Win) or z (Mac) with an arrow key. Press Ctrl+Shift (Win) or z -Shift (Mac) with an arrow key to move in 10-pixel increments. After the selection is floating that is, after your first nudge you can let up on the Ctrl or z key and use only the arrows (assuming a selection tool is active).
Second, you can press Shift during a drag to constrain a move to a 45-degree direction that is, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
And third, you can use the Info palette to track your movements and to help locate a precise position in the image.
To display the Info palette, shown in Figure 8-19, choose Window ® Info or press F8. The first section of the Info palette displays the color values of the image area beneath your cursor. When you move a selection, the other eight items in the palette monitor movement, as
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