How to Use Content Aware Move Tool in Photoshop

How to Use Content Aware Move Tool in Photoshop

In this 21st tutorial, we are going to learn about Content Aware Move Tool. This is one of the most basic and widely used tools in Adobe Photoshop for moving and extending large or big objects from specific areas on a layer or Photoshop document to our desired location by remixing and blending pixel data. Content Aware Move Tool has two Modes i.e. Move and Extend. In Move Mode, we move objects or subjects from one place to another. In Extend Mode of Content Aware Move Tool, we extend our object or subject and the master object remains intact as well. Photoshop CC 2014 and older versions of Photoshop did not have Transform on Drop option. After CC 2014, Adobe introduced this option. Wonderful option that lets you transform the moved or extended object before dropping to desired location. We discussed different ways to delete a layer and we also talked about Destructive and Non Destructive Work Flow in Photoshop by sampling all layers.

The keyboard shortcut key for Content Aware Move tool is letter ‘J’.

How to Use Move Tool in Photoshop

How to Use Move Tool in Photoshop

How to use Photoshop Move Tool is the first tutorial. As we all know that Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard image editing software well known for its endless options. It has more than 72 comprehensive tools. All Photoshop Tools Explained in Urdu is our first complete series of premium quality but absolutely free tutorials. In this first tutorial, we’ll discuss the first and foremost and very fundamental Photoshop Tool i.e. Move Tool.

The keyboard shortcut for the selection tool is letter ‘V’. Move Tool is used to select, move and rotate layers, shapes, text layers and other objects etc. We can move layers and objects either by dragging the selected object with the help of mouse or with the help of arrows keys. Likewise, we can also move fully selected or partially selected areas on a Photoshop Layer or Artboard. We can manually select this Tool from top of Photoshop Toolbar.

With the help of this Tool, we can move objects and layers as groups as well. For that, we need to select relevant options from the Photoshop Tools’ option bar.

When Move Tool is selected, its option bar changes accordingly. From the option bar, we can select Auto Select or Show Transform Control options as per our needs. Similarly when two or more objects are selected, we can also align them.

Move Tool is frequently used in Adobe Photoshop. There will be hardly any project in which this tool is not used.Photoshop Users are well aware of its importance and utility.

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