Thursday, June 25, 2009

Marquee tools part 1

There are 4 marquee tools to choose from which are:

  • Rectangular marquee tool
  • Circular marquee tool
  • Single row marquee tool
  • Single column marquee tool
To select the different tools above you can either: click and hold down the marquee tool icon and wait for a drop down menu to appear. Or you can hold the Alt key and switch between the different marquee tools.

Below are explanations each of the marquee tools in detail:

1. Rectangular marquee tool

This tool is used to make rectangular selections in an image. You simply just click and drag a rectangle shape to the area of the image you wish.

2. Circular marquee tool

This tool is similar to the rectangular tool it makes circular selections in am image. You again click and drag a circular shape to the area of the image you want. You can create a perfect circle by holding down the Shift key while dragging a circular shape.

3. Single row marquee tool

This tool selects a single row of pixels in an image. When you use this tool you will notice only a single line selected like the example below. However, you can also add more rows of pixels by holding down the Shift key or by using the add selection mode which is discussed in Marquee tools part 2.

4. Single column marquee tool

This tool is exactly the same as the row marquee tool, but creates column rows of pixels instead. The same principles of applying more columns are the same as above.


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