When you make a selection with the Elliptical Marquee tool (nested under the Rectangular Marquee tool [M] in the Toolbar), it’s really difficult to get the circular selection in the right place. It seems that no matter where you start the selection, it just doesn’t line up where you want. Save yourself some pain and use the Spacebar. While you’re still drawing your elliptical selection, press-and-hold the Spacebar, and you’ll be able to move the entire selection. When it’s in place, release the Spacebar and finish making your selection. If you hold down Option (PC: Alt), you can create the selection from the center instead of the edge. 

This tip previously appeared in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column, in the August, 2019 issue of Photoshop User magazine.