How to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop

How to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop?

Hello¬† there everybody. This is John Daimary and in this post I will be teaching you all how to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop. It is easy and very simple to understand. Let us quickly jump into the tutorial. But before that, Let’s first get to know why exactly is The Move Tool used. Move tool is basically used to move a selected portion of an image to its new destination. For Like changing the background of an image etc.

I believe those were sufficient to understand why and where the Move Tool is used. So now let’s get into our tutorial. Here are the complete steps to use the move tool:

1. Select an image using the selection tools such as a lasso tool. There actually is no need of using a selection tool if you want to move the whole image. Otherwise, Make sure to do the selection in a neat manner. You can do this by zooming deep into your images for that extra little precision.

How to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop

2. Now click on the Move Tool. Move tool looks like one of the pictures below. It looks like an arrow with a direction compass. Just select the tool using Left Mouse Click.

How to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop

3. Now open the other image where you want to move your current image.

How to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop

4. Now just click on the image and drag it over the other image. That’s all you have to do. It’s really very easy to use the move tool . So now you can use this tool to create extra magic in your images . You can change the background , Foreground, You can also make few cool photo collages and the list goes on and on. Just get creative with it you know. The sky is the limit. Below is a simple example of the completed image.

How to use the Move Tool in Adobe Photoshop

A quick tip.

Hold down the “ALT” key to make a copy of your selection.