To use the marquee tools:

1 Select a marquee tool:

• Rectangle marquee , to make a rectangular selection.

• (ImageReady) Rounded rectangle marquee to select a rounded rectangle such as a Web-page button.

• Elliptical marquee . to make an elliptical selection.

• Single row - or single column u marquee to define the border as a 1-pixel-wide row or column.

2 In the options bar, specify whether to add a new selection c, add to a selection -j, subtract from a selection o,or select an area intersected by other selections □ .

3 Specify a feathering setting in the options bar. Turn anti-aliasing on or off for the rounded rectangle or elliptical marquee. (See "Softening the edges of a selection" on page 166.)

4 For the rectangle, rounded rectangle, or elliptical marquee, choose a style in the options bar:

• Normal to determine marquee proportions by dragging.

• Fixed Aspect Ratio to set a height-to-width ratio. Enter values (decimal values are valid) for the aspect ratio. For example, to draw a marquee twice as wide as it is high, enter 2 for the width and 1 for the height.

• Fixed Size to specify set values for the marquee's height and width. Enter pixel values in whole numbers. Keep in mind that the number of pixels needed to create a 1-inch selection depends on the resolution of the image. (See "About image size and resolution" on page 62.)

5 For aligning your selection to guides, a grid, slices, or document bounds, do one of the following to snap your selection:

• (Photoshop) Choose View > Snap, or choose View > Snap To and choose a command from the submenu. The marquee selection can snap to a document bound and more than one Photoshop Extra. This is controlled in the Snap To submenu. (See "Using the Snap command" on page 172.)

• (ImageReady) Choose View > Snap To > Guides.

6 Do one of the following to make a selection:

• With the rectangle, rounded rectangle, or elliptical marquee, drag over the area you want to select. Hold down Shift as you drag to constrain the marquee to a square or circle. To drag a marquee from its center, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) after you begin dragging.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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