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Thu, Feb 21, 2019 4:56 PM

Elements 2019 - Cant get Select, Modify, Contract to work

I just upgraded to Elements 2019.  When I open a jpg photo on a layer and select all, modify, contract nothing happens.  This used to work fine in my older version of Elements 8.   What has changed?  Am I doing this wrong or is there a bug in 2019 that wasn't in Elements 8?

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2 years ago

I think you are right.
When you select all, you can't get Select > Modify > expand or contract contrary to old versions.
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/modifying-selections.html#expand_or_contract_a_sele...

Any portion of the selection border that runs along the canvas edge is unaffected.

The feature works with any other kind of selection, and it even allows to expland or contract by more than 100 pixels contrary to what the help doc says.