Selecting, Deselecting, and Reselecting

After a selection is made, you can move, copy, transform, or make adjustments to it. A selection stays selected until you unselect, or deselect, it. You can deselect a selection by clicking Select on the menu bar, then clicking Deselect. You can reselect a deselected object by clicking Select on the menu bar, then clicking Reselect.

QUICKTIP

You can select the entire image by clicking Select on the menu bar, then clicking All.

FIGURE 1

Elliptical Marquee Tool used to create marquee

FIGURE 1

Elliptical Marquee Tool used to create marquee

TABLE 1: Selection Tools by Shape

tool

button

effect

Rectangular

Creates a rectangular selection. Press [Shift] while

Marquee Tool

dragging to create a square.

Elliptical

o

Creates an elliptical selection. Press [Shift] while

Marquee Tool

dragging to create a circle.

Single Row

crj

Creates a 1-pixel-wide row selection.

Marquee Tool

Single Column

n b

Creates a 1-pixel-wide column selection.

Marquee Tool

Lasso Tool

P

Creates a freehand selection.

Polygonal

Creates straight line selections. Press [Alt] (Win) or

Lasso Tool

[option] (Mac) to create freehand segments.

Magnetic

¥

Creates selections that snap to an edge of an object.

Lasso Tool

Press [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac) to alternate

between freehand and magnetic line segments.

FIGURE 2

Marquee surrounding irregular shape

FIGURE 2

Marquee surrounding irregular shape

Marquee surrounding irregular shape
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