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Unformatted text preview: Tutorial ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 5.0 B ack to C ontents Working with Selections Learning how to select areas of an image is of primary importance when working with Adobe Photoshop you must first select what you want to affect. Once youve made a selection, only the area within a selection can be edited; areas outside the selection are protected from change. WORKING WITH SELECTIONS PAGE 2 OF 14 In this lesson, youll learn how to do the following: Use the marquee, lasso, and magic wand tools to select parts of an image in various ways. Reposition a selection marquee. Deselect a selection. Move and duplicate a selection. Constrain the movement of a selection. Adjust a selection with the arrow keys. Add to and subtract from selections. Rotate, scale, and transform a selection. Combine selection tools. Crop an image. Tool overview In Adobe Photoshop, you can make selections based on size, shape, and color using four basic sets of toolsthe marquee, lasso, magic wand, and pen tools. In addition, you can use a fifth tool, the move tool, to reposition the selections you create. Note: In this lesson, you will use just the marquee, lasso, magic wand, and move tools; for more infor- mation on the pen tools, see Chapter 7, Selecting, in the Adobe Photoshop User Guide . A. Marquee Tool B. Move Tool C. Lasso Tool D. Magic Wand Tool The marquee and lasso tool icons contain hidden tools, which you can select by holding down the mouse button on the toolbox icon and dragging to the desired tool in the pop-up menu. The rectangular marquee tool ( ) lets you select a rectangular area in an image. The elliptical marquee tool ( ) lets you select elliptical areas. The single row and single column marquee tools ( ) ( ) let you select a 1-pixel-high row and 1-pixel-wide column. You can also use the crop tool ( ) to crop an image. The lasso tool ( ) lets you make a freehand selection around an area. The polygon lasso tool ( ) lets you make a straight-line selection around an area. The magnetic lasso tool ( ) lets you draw a freehand border that snaps to the edges of an area. The magic wand tool ( ) lets you select parts of an image based on the similarity in color of adjacent pixels. This tool is useful for selecting odd-shaped areas without having to trace a complex outline using the lasso tool. B D A C WORKING WITH SELECTIONS PAGE 3 OF 14 Getting started Before beginning this lesson, delete the Adobe Photoshop Preferences file to restore the programs default settings. To delete the Preferences file in Windows, exit Photoshop, and then delete the Adobe Photoshop 5 Prefs file in the Adobe Photoshop Settings subdirectory inside the Photoshop5 directory. To delete the Preferences file in Mac OS, quit Photoshop, locate the Adobe Photoshop 5 Prefs file in the Adobe Photoshop Settings folder inside the Adobe Photoshop 5.0 folder, drag the file to the Trash, and choose Special > Empty Trash....
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course SIT 284 taught by Professor Jam during the Spring '09 term at Alfred University.

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