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    • crop tools
    • Pen Tool (Keyboard: P )
    • Photoshop's Pen Tool allows you to draw extremely precise paths, vector shapes or selections.
    • Photoshop Artboard Tool.
    • Freeform Pen Tool (Keyboard: shift + P )
    • The Freeform Pen Tool allows you to draw freehand paths or shapes. Anchor points are automatically added to the path as you draw.
    • Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool.
    • Add Anchor Point Tool (Keyboard: Shift + P )
    • Use the Add Anchor Point Tool to add additional anchor points along a path.


    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Delete Anchor Point Tool (Keyboard: shift + P )
    • Click on an existing anchor point along a path with the Delete Anchor Point Tool to remove the point.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Convert Point Tool (Keyboard: shift + P )
    • On a path, click on a smooth anchor point with the Convert Point Tool to convert it to a corner point. Click a corner point to convert it to a smooth point.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Horizontal Type Tool (Keyboard: T )
    • Known simply as the Type Tool in Photoshop, use the Horizontal Type Tool to add standard type to your document.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Vertical Type Tool (Keyboard: shift + T )
    • The Vertical Type Tool adds type vertically from top to bottom.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Vertical Type Mask Tool (Keyboard: shift + T )
    • Like the Vertical Mask Type Tool, the Horizontal Type Mask Tool creates a selection outline in the shape of type. However, the type is added horizontally rather than vertically.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Horizontal Type Mask Tool (Keyboard: shift + T )
    • Like the Vertical Mask Type Tool, the Horizontal Type Mask Tool creates a selection outline in the shape of type. However, the type is added horizontally rather than vertically.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Path Selection Tool (Keyboard: A )
    • Use the Path Selection Tool (the black arrow) in Photoshop to select and move an entire path at once.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Direct Selection Tool (Keyboard: shift + A )
    • Use the direct selection tool can be utilized to pick specific anchor points on an entire path or sub path.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Rectangle Tool (Keyboard: U )
    • The Rectangle tool allows you to draw rectangular shapes (vector and pixel-based) and paths (shape outlines).
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Rounded Rectangle Tool (Keyboard: shift + U )
    • The Rounded rectangle tool allows you to draw rectangular and corner shapes as rounded (vector and pixel-based) and paths (shape outlines).
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Ellipse Tool (Keyboard: U )
    • The Ellipse Tool draws elliptical vector shapes, paths or pixel shapes. Press and hold Shift as you drag to draw a perfect circle.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Polygon Tool(Keyboard: shift + U )
    • The Polygon Tool draws polygonal, straight-edged vector shapes, paths or pixel shapes. Use the "Sides" option in the Options Bar to set the number of sides.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Line Tool(Keyboard: shift + U )
    • The Line Tool draws straight lines, either as shapes or paths. The "Weight" option in the Options Bar controls the width of the line.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool.
    • Custom Shape Tool(Keyboard: U )
    • Photoshop's Custom Shape Tool lets you select and draw custom shapes. Choose from Photoshop's built-in custom shapes or create your own.