Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Elliptical Marquee tool, part of Photoshop Selections Workshop.
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In some ways, the Elliptical Marque tool is a bit tricky to use. …It effectively requires you to draw and ellipse by starting at a corner, but …ellipses don't have corners. And yet, if you think about this tool in …the context of the somewhat simpler Rectangle Marque tool. …It is actually relatively easy to use as well. …In this lesson I'll show you how to put it to use. …The first step, of course, is to choose the Elliptical Marquee tool. …So we'll go to the toolbox and click, and hold the mouse on the Rectangular Marquee …tools button. This will bring up a Fly Out menu, where …we can choose the Elliptical Marquee tool from the list.…
You could also press the keyboard shortcut, the letter M for marque, and …then press Shift+M to switch from the Rectangular Marque tool, to the …Elliptical Marque tool. Once you choose the tool, you're ready to …get started creating a Selection. And all that requires is that you click …and drag to draw a Selection. Of course clicking and dragging is a …little tricky when you're trying to align the selection to an object in the image. …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
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Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
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1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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