Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting with the marquee tools, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
There are number of different Selection tools that you can use in the toolbar.…Knowing what each selection tool does will help you choose the best one for a particular job.…In this movie we'll take a look at the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools…in the toolbar, and we'll take a look at some of the options for those tools.…In particular, those that allow you to add to and subtract from a selection.…The Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools are used to manually draw…geometric selections.…So with the Rectangular Marquee Tool selected in the toolbar if I move into the…image and drag, that gives me a rectangular selection.…
I'll click outside that selection to delete it.…Now if I hold down the Shift key and drag with the Rectangular Marquee, I get a…perfectly square selection.…Again I'll click outside that selection so that I can show you what the…Elliptical Marquee tool does.…In the Options bar for the Rectangular Marquee, there is the related Elliptical…Marquee Tool, which I'll select here.…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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