Moving into position
The Move tool might seem like one of the simpler tools to use in Elements, but it’s still hugely useful, especially for positioning images or other parts of a design, not just around a frame, but also between different photos. In our example here we can use the Move tool to drag the cut- out macaw over to a new photo, then accurately position the macaw neatly within its new surroundings.
When we choose any tool a set of context-sensitive tool options appears along the bottom of the screen. With the Move tool we have a handy option to ‘Show Bounding Box’. This reveals a box around the currently selected layer. If we click on the box we switch to transform mode. We can then drag the box to resize or rotate the layer – this is an essential command when positioning separate elements into a composite like this.