Adobe Photoshop is a complete image editing application with a battery of tools which can be used for creating some mind blowing images. If you are required to use Photoshop effectively you need to have the basic understanding of the tools present in Adobe Photoshop. The Toolbox of Adobe Photoshop has been categorized in 4 unique categories. These categories include
- Retouch & Paint Tools.
- Selection, Crop & Slice Tools.
- Drawing & Type Tools
- Annotations & Measurement Tools.
In this tutorial we will have a look at the Selection, Crop & Slice Tools.
The Selection Tools category has got 4 different tools which includes
- Marquee Tools.
- Move Tool.
- Lasso Tools.
- Magic Wand Tools.
The Marquee Tools can be used for selecting different objects which includes squares, rectangles and ellipses.
The Move Tools is a simple tool which can be used for moving the selections, objects as well as layers.
Lasso Tools is a very vital selection tool which can be used for making irregular selections. Lasso Tool has further been categorized in 2 tools which are
- Polygonal Lasso Tool (A tool which can be used for polygon selections.)
- Magnetic Lasso Tool. (A tool which follows the edges of the objects automatically.)
With Magic Wand Tool you can easily nad quickly select an area of similar colors with just a single click.
The Crop Tool is a tool which can be used for removing the unwanted areas from your image and it redefines the active image area. Remember this is not a tool for resizing your image it is more like a tool which cut a smaller picture out of a larger photo.
The Slice Tool can be used for cutting the images into different pieces for various Web publications. Located at the top section of Toolbox Slice Tool has been categorized into Slice Tool and Slice Select Tool. The Slice Tool creates slices and Slice Select Tool selects and modifies existing slices.