Today we’re going to learn all tools in Photoshop. You might remember the tool panel that we learnt here. In case you don’t remember, just refer Fig. 2.9 to have a rough idea about the tool panel.

Tool panel gives you access to use all the tools present in Photoshop, or the tools that you’re going to use every day. The function of them varies tool by tool. For example, one tool helps you with selection, another helps you with coloring, the other one erases things etc.

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

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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 Rectangular Marquee Tool.

8.1 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. 8.2. 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 ship.

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Fig. 3

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

  1. If you want to draw a selection that’s perfect square using Rectangular 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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