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1.2K Points

Mon, May 21, 2012 9:47 AM

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Photoshop CS6: Move tool targeting imprecise

Move Tool annoyance in Photoshop CS6.
I use the move tool alot in my work, with high fidelity mockups for interface design. I rely on precision and predictability in my workflow. In Photoshop CS6 with the move tool set to auto-select layer, i would suspect the move tool to select the excact element im targeting at which it doesn't. it automatically selects nearby elements, which is a HUGE annoyance and disturbance. It ruins the workflow, and it's unpredicable.

Is there at least an option to remove this behaviour and just make it precise as in previous versions of photoshop?

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14 Messages

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194 Points

7 years ago

Have to send it via email... didn't work in the browser for some odd reason.

27 Messages

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340 Points

At 25 seconds in your video, you actually do successfully select that little triangular layer while at 100% zoom, using the V-select tool. Like I thought, CS5 was extremely accurate with selection. In CS6 I cannot successfully select that item at 100%, while in CS5 you can. Hence this entire thread of concerns...

14 Messages

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194 Points

I just sent you a new movie using PSCC... also selects at 100%.
This really is a pain... I understand... but its the same as its always been.

27 Messages

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340 Points

Sorry Chris, I'm not sure where you're going with this except to prove that something is wrong with CS6's selection, by demonstrating how what I want to do works fine in CS5 and CC... Is it that you cannot reproduce my issue in CS6?

27 Messages

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340 Points

I think there could be a misunderstanding as to what you are identifying my problem as. If it's better, I can jump on a screen sharing session with you to better explain. Thanks.

27 Messages

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340 Points

7 years ago

Just trying to keep this alive here.

Chris T. had some good thoughts on increasing the DPI of the document, working on it larger for more accurate selections, then returning it to the intended DPI/size, as another workaround (thanks Chris).

If anyone else wanted to try selecting that little triangle from my screen shot in CS6 at 100% document zoom, I can send along the PSD for experimentation. It'd be good to further affirm that it can't be selected, and that this problem isn't something odd on my system!

4 Messages

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70 Points

7 years ago

Definitely not an issue with your system atwixtor. I've been waiting for a fix for this 'feature' for years now.

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60 Points

6 years ago

Any progress on this from Adobe? I'm on Photoshop CS6 version 13.0.6.
It's the only major issue I have left with CS6.

30 Messages

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514 Points

6 years ago

What?! no fix?! How unlike you guys, Adobe. I guess if you don't have a CC subscription you don't deserve a functional product. A thousand bucks doesn't buy much these days, does it?

1 Message

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60 Points

5 years ago

I found a solution ! before dragging object with move tool click ctrl \ command and then there is no auto correct object placing!