The Select Menu

You might have noticed that, in addition to the Selection tools you have just learned about, there's also a Select menu, shown in Figure 3.8. Probably the most useful commands on the menu are the top four. All simply draws a selection marquee around the entire canvas. Deselect removes the selection marquee from the image. Reselect replaces the marquee if you have accidentally deselected something. Inverse lets you select everything but one object by selecting the object and then inverting. For instance, if I had a photo of a lemon on a plate, I could select the lemon and then choose Inverse to select the plate. Inverting is extremely useful, and you'll soon discover that it's one of your favorite commands.

FIGURE 3.8

The Select menu and Modify submenu.

All

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Deselect

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Reselect

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Inverse

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A11 Layers

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Deselect Layers

Similar Layers

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Refine Edge...

Grow Similar

Transform Selection

Load Selection... Save Selection...

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