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Using the Marquee and Lasso tools

The most basic Selection tools in Photoshop are the Marquee Selection tools and the Lasso tool. So, let's spend a little bit of time learning how these work and how you can customize them as you are working with them. So, here they are at the top of the tools panel, the Rectangular Marquee tool and the Lasso tool. They have letter shortcuts assigned to them. If I press the letter M, that switches you to the Rectangular Marquee tool. If I press the letter L, that takes you to the Lasso tool. Let's go back to the Marquee tool by pressing M. There is more than one Marquee tool. If you hold down Shift and press M, you can cycle back and forth between the Elliptical and the Rectangular.

So, it's just a toggle. Shift+M to go back and forth. If you don't like the keyboard shortcut route, you can of course click on the tool and you will see the other tools in that slot, including some special case Selection tools where you can select just a single row or a single column if you need ...

Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
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Using the Marquee and Lasso tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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