Photoshop: Selections are cut off outside the canvas

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Quite often I want to quickly create some large curved selection (eg: some ellipse) in a small document.
In previous PS versions the selection would not be cut off when reaching outside the canvas, which was good. I don't know why this has been changed (would be interesting to hear the reasons).
I'd love to have it back like it was before. Or maybe you have some equivalent workaround?

Thanks. :-)
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Miguel Marn

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Posted 6 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Photoshop are you using?
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Miguel Marn

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Hi, sorry for the inaccurate information.
I just found out it doesn't work in (my) CS4, but it seems to be ok in CS5. Is this a known CS4 problem?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Yes. I believe they changed the behavior in CS3 or CS4 intentionally when they added Refine Edge - but reverted the behavior for CS5.