Photoshop’s selection tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At its most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image that can then be copied, trimmed, or cropped. You can select specific parts of the image to apply a filter or effect to a specific area. Strokes and fills can also be applied to selection selection to create shapes and strokes. The tool has four options for selecting different types of regions: rectangular, elliptical, single row, or single column.
- Select the marquee
- Select image area
- Additional selection options
- Change selection
- Select usage to use
Select the marquee
To use the selection tool, select it in the Photoshop toolbar. This is the second tool under the tool Action † Loves . pressed to access the four selection options left mouse button on the instrument and select one of the advanced options from the pop-up menu.
Select image area
Once you’ve selected the selection tool you want, you can select the area of the image to work with. Place your mouse where you want to start the selection and click the left mouse button while dragging the selection to the desired size and release the mouse button. For labels a line And a column click and drag the handle to select the desired line of one pixel.
Additional selection options
With the selection tool rectangular And elliptical you can hold Shift by dragging the selection to create a perfect square or circle. Note that you can still resize, but the aspect ratio will remain the same. Another handy trick is to move the entire selection as you create it. Often you will find that your starting point is not in the same place as it is on the canvas. Press and hold to move selection room and drag the mouse; the selection moves instead of resizing. To continue resizing, release room †
After you make a selection, you can change it by adding or subtracting it. Start by making a selection on the canvas. Press and hold to add to selection Shift and make a second selection. This new highlight will be added to the first as long as you hold down Shift for each selection you add to it. To subtract a selection, follow the same process, but hold alt † Option † These two methods can be used to create numerous shapes, which can then be used to apply filters to a custom area or create shapes.
Select usage to use
After you select an area, you can apply different areas to that area. Use a Photoshop filter and it will only apply to the selected area. Cut, copy and paste an area to use elsewhere or modify your image. You can also use many of the functions in the menu Change such as to pour † valve or transformation , change only the selected area. Remember you can create a new layer and then fill in the selection to build the shapes. Once you’ve mastered the selection tools and are able to use them with ease, you can manipulate not only whole, but also parts of your images.