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Selecting all parts of an object in Photo Shop

Posted on 2014-04-05
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For some reason, I can not seem to find a way to just select an image on the canvas. I tried the quick selection tool and it selected the perimeter of the image. When I try to move the selected image; the perimeter moved without the inside parts.  If I use the magic wand, I would have to very meticulously select each little part of the entire image separately. There must be an easier way to do this. Thank you for your help.
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Have you tried using the Pen tool?  It is much easier to outline an image than the quick selection tool.

Here is a very good tutorial on using the Pen tool to make a Path, then turning it into a selection.

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/selections/pen-tool-selections/
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CTRL+click on the layer's thumbnail (not the eye, not the name) and you'll select all the non-transparent pixels on that layer.

You can then do with them as you please.

HTH,
Dan
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by:jampost
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Thank you both for the tips.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Glad I could help!
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