If you’re new to Photoshop, you may be overwhelmed by the number of selection tools available. In this article, we’ll be discussing the different types of Marquee Tools in Photoshop.
The Marquee Tool is a powerful selection tool that allows you to make rectangular or elliptical selections in your images. The rectangular Marquee Tool is the most commonly used Marquee Tool, and its shortcut is M. You can make rectangular selections simply by dragging your cursor. To deselect the selection, go up to ‘Select,’ then ‘Deselect’ or use the shortcut Ctrl + D. If you want to constrain the selection into a perfect square, press Shift.
To create a selection from the point where you click the cursor as the center, press Alt. When you take your cursor inside the selection, the cursor will change, and you can drag it to move the selection. Another way is while you’re drawing the selection, hold space and move the position of the selection, and keep drawing the selection. If you want to cut the selection with the move tool, you’ll have to tell Photoshop which layer you want the selection to cut from.
If you set the feather to zero before making the selection, the cut will give a hard edge. But if you set the feather to some positive value before making the selection, the cut will give smooth edges. The options for the elliptical Marquee Tool are more or less similar to the rectangular Marquee Tool.
The Single Row Marquee Tool gives a thin strip of horizontal selection, and the Single Column Marquee Tool makes a thin strip of vertical selection. The first use of the Marquee Tool is that you can cut the selected portion and move or paste them anywhere you like. You can apply any effect or filter to a selected portion.
In conclusion, the Marquee Tool is a versatile tool that allows you to make precise selections in your images. With its different types, you can create rectangular or elliptical selections, thin strips of horizontal or vertical selection. Knowing the different types of Marquee Tools in Photoshop will help you work more efficiently and achieve the desired results.