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You can select a piece of a picture in several ways. You can use any of the Selection tools: Marquee tools, Lasso tools, the Quick Selection tool, or the Magic Wand. You have different kinds of Selection tools because you sometimes need to make selections in a particular way, such as punching a shape out of an image or selecting all of the sky. Photoshop's Selection tools give you the power to select the whole picture or a single pixel. Just to refresh your memory, Figure 3.1 shows the Selection tools. (The pop-up menus have been shifted so that you can see what's on them.) The Crop tool is grouped with the Selection tools because it's used for selecting the portion of the image you want to keep; we'll talk about how to use it later in this hour. In the lower-right corner, you can also see the Slice tool, which is used for web animation. You'll learn all about it in Hour 24, "Going Online with Photoshop."

FIGURE 3.1

The Selection tools are located at the top of the toolbox.

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