How do I get a rectangular marquis selection to center itself?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by John H. Power, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Here's what I am doing. I have a new 8 x 10 document. I drag out a
    selection rectangle that is the size I want but I need it to center
    itself. I am sure this is a simple task but I have been trying for
    about 20 minutes to do it w/o success.


    John H. Power
    John H. Power, Sep 21, 2004
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  2. John H. Power

    Mike Russell Guest

    Drag out a vertical and a horizontal guide to the center of your image.
    Then either alt-drag your marquee, snapping ot the intersection of the
    guides, or define and then drag the marquee selection, and it will snap to
    the intersection of the guides.
    Mike Russell, Sep 21, 2004
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  3. Thanks but I am obviously missing something. I get 4 quadrants but
    with either method I do not get the marked area centered.
    John H. Power, Sep 21, 2004
  4. Another possibility. Once you have the guides in place, draw your
    rectangle to the size you want, then go to Select Transform selection,
    then place the center of the transform box on the cross hairs, then
    Enter to accept.

    Or, as already mentioned, drag the guides out and use Alt and drag out
    your rectangle, which seems to be the easier and fastest way to do
    what you want.
    Wesley Norman, Sep 22, 2004
  5. John H. Power

    dasher Guest

    stroke your selection/cut/paste

    dasher, Sep 30, 2004
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