Corel PaintShop Pro X8 User Guide
Moving, clipping, and rotating selections
You can move, clip, or rotate a selection. If you want to change the
selection area, you can also move the selection marquee.
When you move a selection, you can leave the space empty or you can
move a copy of the selection and leave the original unchanged. When
you move a selection, it becomes a floating selection. When you
perform a new action, Corel PaintShop Pro automatically promotes the
floating selection to a new layer.
You can also float a selection, which creates a copy of the selection that
you can move or modify without changing the original image. A
floating selection temporarily rests above the image or layer on the
Layers palette, and an icon indicates that the layer contains a floating
selection. After you edit the floating selection, you can defloat it.
You can also move a selection to a separate layer. When you do this,
the original selection contents are unchanged, and a copy of the
selection becomes the new layer. You can edit this new layer without
changing the original image.
Important! This command works on 16 million–color and
grayscale images only. For more information about increasing the
color depth of an image, see “Working with colors and materials”
on page 403.
After making a selection, you can move the selection anywhere on the
image, or off the canvas. If you expand the image window to show the
off-canvas gray area, you can see the selection you moved. You can
also clip a selection to remove the portion that is not within the image