Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting ovals with the Elliptical Marquee tool, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
When you need to make a circular or an oval selection, the best tool to use is…the Elliptical Marquee tool, which is located behind the Rectangular Marquee…tool, here in the toolbox.…The mechanics of using this tool are a lot like using the Rectangular Marquee tool.…I covered those mechanics in detail in the last movie, so I'll go through them…fairly quickly in this movie.…To make a basic selection with the Elliptical Marquee tool, I'll click in the…image and I'll drag.…The horizontal and vertical directions in which I drag determine the shape of…the selection boundary.…
With the Elliptical Marquee tool still selected, I can click inside the…selection boundary and drag to reposition it, or I can use the arrow keys on my…keyboard to nudge the selection into place.…The default behavior of the Elliptical Marquee tool, as with the other…selection tools, is to create a brand- new selection each time I click outside…of the exiting selections.…So if I click here in the image, I'll lose my original oval selection, and the…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advancedwith Deke McClelland26h 24m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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