Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Marquee tools, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…Besides selecting the entire canvas or selecting the opposite area of a…selection, you need to know how to use the basic Marquee tools.…These can be used to select areas of regular shape,…such as circles or squares, as well as ellipses and rectangles.…Let's give it a try.…To start, I'll Click on the Marquee…tool here and select the Rectangular Marquee tool.…As I move in here,…I could put it in the upper left corner of the object I want to select.…Holding down the Shift key as I drag constrains it to…a square selection, making it easy to select the square object.…
On the other hand, if you click and drag without the…Shift key, you'll see that it just simply makes a rectangular selection.…The Elliptical Marquee tool is very similar…and uses the same modifier key, Shift.…Using the Shift key, you can constrain the selection to a circle.…Otherwise, it makes an ellipse.…It's located in the same well as the rectangular marquee.…So, simply choose it, and position it in the…upper corner, then hold down the Shift key to drag.…
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- What are selections?
- Creating masks from selections
- Moving a selection
- Selecting with the Quick Selection tool
- Transforming a selection
- Using the Refine Edge command
- Selecting a color or tonal range throughout the image
- Making a selection with the Pen tool
- Saving a selection as an alpha channel
- Creating a selection from multiple channels with the Calculations command