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How to use the move tool and
selection tools in photoshop


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We're not going to take a look at every single tool but we are going to look at almost every one of them. While this overview will give you an idea of what each tool does, go find yourself a photo and start playing around with them.
    • Photoshop Move Tool
    • Move Tool (Keyboard: V )
    • The Move Tool is used to move layers, selections and guides within a Photoshop document. Enable "Auto-Select" to automatically select the layer or group you click on.
    • Photoshop Artboard Tool
    • Artboard Tool (Keyboard: shift + V )
    • The Artboard Tool (new in Photoshop CC) allows you to easily design multiple web or UX (user experience) layouts for different devices or screen sizes.
    • Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool
    • Rectangular Marquee Tool (Keyboard: M )
    • The Rectangular Marquee Tool draws rectangular selection outlines. Press and hold Shift as you drag to draw a square selection.
    • Photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool
    • Elliptical Marquee Tool ( shift + M )
    • The Elliptical Marquee Tool draws elliptical selection outlines. Press and hold Shift to draw a selection in a perfect circle.
    • Photoshop Single Row Marquee Tool.
    • Single Row Marquee Tool
    • The Single Row Marquee Tool in Photoshop selects a single row of pixels in the image from left to right.
    • Photoshop Single Row Marquee Tool.
    • Single Column Marquee Tool
    • Use the Single Column Marquee Tool to select a single column of pixels from top to bottom.
    • Photoshop Lasso Tool.
    • Lasso Tool ( L )
    • With the Lasso Tool, you can draw a freeform selection outline around an object.
    • Photoshop Polygonal Lasso Tool.
    • Polygonal Lasso Tool ( shift + L )
    • Click around an object with the Polygonal Lasso Tool to surround it with a polygonal, straight-edged selection outline.
    • Photoshop Magnetic Lasso Tool.
    • Magnetic Lasso Tool ( shift + L )
    • The Magnetic Lasso Tool snaps the selection outline to the edges of the object as you move your mouse cursor around it.
    • Photoshop Quick Selection Tool.
    • Quick Selection Tool ( W )
    • The Quick Selection Tool lets you easily select an object simply by painting over it with a brush. Enable "Auto-Enhance" in the Options Bar for better quality selections.
    • Photoshop Magic Wand Tool.
    • Magic Wand Tool ( shift + W )
    • Photoshop's Magic Wand Tool selects areas of similar color with a single click. The "Tolerance" value in the Options Bar sets the range of colors that will be selected.


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