Photoshop is an industry-standard for editing images because of a reason. The reason is that it gives you a plethora of advanced tools so that you can work in any case. Similarly, there are many selection tools in Photoshop, each having its specific use.
You can find these tools in the toolbar. The great thing is that when you select a tool, you get a lot of other options as well, to modify it. These options define how the new selection tool will stack up on the already applied selection tools.
Keep reading if you want to learn more about selection tools in Photoshop.
Let us start with the Marquee tools. In order to make a selection, these tools allow you to drag a shape over the area. It comes in four different shapes; rectangular, elliptical, single row, and single column shape. You can either use a predefined size for the shape or drag it from a corner to make your size.
Polygonal Lasso - Selection Tools in Photoshop
Again, as evident by the name, this tool lets you create shapes with more lines than a rectangle or a square. The working is also pretty simple, you start with one side and drag it as much as you much. If you want to turn a corner, you need to simply click once and a new line will emerge. The Shift key can be used to change from either a Horizontal or Vertical direction.
Quick Selection - Selection Tools in Photoshop
Now, this tool is magic as it allows you to select colors in an image. You simply click on a color and the tool selects all areas containing that color. You can use low Tolerance to make a precise color selection or a high Tolerance in order to select similar colors. If you checked the Contiguous box, the tool only selects areas near the chosen color and if unchecked, then that color is selected from the whole image.
Select Color Range
Select Sky - Selection Tools in Photoshop
Select Focus Area
The fundamental principle behind this tool is the same as Object Selection. The only difference is that it is more automatic and easier to use. You simply select the tool and then it analyses the image for subjects and selects them. The only thing is that you need to use another tool to make the selection cleaner.
Conclusion - Selection Tools in Photoshop
All of the selection tools in Photoshop are great. The difference comes in their use, either they make quick selections for your convenience or make precise selections. Now that you know how all these selection tools function, it will be easier to choose one for your next project.
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