Last time we learnt a new tool, Rectangular Marquee Tool, which is pretty much a basic tool. Today we’re going to learn a sister of that tool that performs very much similarly i.e. Elliptical Marquee Tool in Photoshop.

Today we’re going to learn the tool that is present at the top-left corner in Photoshop i.e. Elliptical Marquee Tool.

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Fig 1

The main function of Marquee tool is selection. This is the most basic tool present in Photoshop for selection. It is divided into four parts i.e. Rectangular Marquee, Elliptical Marquee, Single Row Marquee, and Single Column Marquee. So let’s start with Elliptical Marquee Tool.

Rectangular Marquee Tool

This tool creates rectangular, and square also as square is a part of rectangle, selection.

To see it in action, grab it from the tool panel as shown in Fig. 2. You can also press Shift+M again and again until it comes.

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Fig. 2

Now all you need to do is to drag and drop your mouse to draw a selection. I am going to select the whole moon.

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There are two important notes that I want you to remember:

  1. If you want to draw a selection that’s circle using Elliptical Marquee Tool, you need to hold sown Shift, and then drag and drop your selection.
  2. If you want to move your selection or place your selection in a different part of the image, you need to hold down Spacebar and then move your selection.

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