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rtcary

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I am using the stamp tool and need to go up to a straight edge (i.e a picture frame). If I use the rectangular marque tool then use the transform to rotate it, the background rotates with it.

I'm missing something...

Thank you...

Todd
 
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Hi

I assume you mean the Clone Stamp Tool, to rotate a selection with the rectangular marque tool it has to be on a separtate layer, so you have to make a select with that tool and hit CTRL J to copy it to a new layer then you can hit CRTL T to free transfer it

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I'm a little confused about this bit "I am using the stamp tool and need to go up to a straight edge (i.e a picture frame)." and the title "Create a mask with a straight but rotated edge"

Can you explain a bit more about what you're trying to acheive, perhaps screenshots would help
 
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If you want to rotate a selection made by the Rectangular Marquee Tool without rotating the selected content, go to SELECT > TRANSFORM SELECTION then rotate.

You can also right click within the selection and choose, TRANSFORM SELECTION.

The easiest way would be to use the Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, or the Pen Tool to make the selection to begin with.
 

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Sorry, I was not clear about what I want to do and I may not be using the correct approach.

I want to use the Clone Stamp Tool to remove the reflection from the document. Since the reflection crosses a straight line, it would certainly help if I could create a mask with a straight edge.

Todd

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Sorry, I was not clear about what I want to do and I may not be using the correct approach.

I want to use the Clone Stamp Tool to remove the reflection from the document. Since the reflection crosses a straight line, it would certainly help if I could create a mask with a straight edge.
Yes we understood. I would use the Polygonal Lasso Tool or the Pen tool to create a selection (marquis) to work within.

Here's an image where I want to remove the cup spill from the post-it note.
I use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (or the Pen Tool) to create a selection/marquee on the straight edges to serve as a mask (old airbrushing term).
Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.41.18 PM.png

Then I use the Clone Stamp Tool to clone out the spill........the mask (selection/marquee) preserves the straight edges.
Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.42.19 PM.png

Final
Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.46.16 PM.png
 

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I am using the stamp tool and need to go up to a straight edge (i.e a picture frame). If I use the rectangular marque tool then use the transform to rotate it, the background rotates with it.

I'm missing something...
I also answered you original question...........
Me said:
If you want to rotate a selection made by the Rectangular Marquee Tool without rotating the selected content, go to SELECT > TRANSFORM SELECTION then rotate.

You can also right click within the selection and choose, TRANSFORM SELECTION.
 

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Worked perfectly!! The downside is I felt on the stupid side since I have been using Photoshop enough years to have thought of the Polygon Lasso -- guess Lightroom does so much that I use to do in Photoshop that I have forgotten some of the "tricks".

With appreciation...

Todd
 

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