PUSH YOUR LIMITS USE SELECTION TOOLS
Push your limit by using selections. You can do so much when you select an area in your photograph to express yourself with your work. If you have a vision but just don’t know how to change it…try using a selection to get you started. Let me show you how.
You’ll learn about the various selection tools.
Rectangular Marquee Tool
Drag your mouse on the image to make a rectangular selection, then let go of the mouse.
Square Marquee Tool
To make a square selection use the rectangular marquee. Hold your shift key and drag your mouse on your image, then let go.
Elliptical Marquee Tool
Drag your mouse on the image to make an elliptical selection, then let go of the mouse.
Circular Marquee Tool
To make a circle selection use the elliptical marquee. Hold your shift key and drag your mouse on your image, then let go.
Specify one of the selection options in the options bar above when using the marquee tools. See below for more details on what you can do here.
This is where you’ll add, remove or intersect selections.
Normal style will give you the freedom of making the selections you want.
Fixed is when you set the size of your selection using pixels.
Ratio is good to use when you want to select a common print size. You’ll be able to ‘see’ how the print will be cropped.
Select Anti-alias to soften your edges when you use the elliptical or circle marquee tool.
If you have questions feel free to ask, I check every comment. This is part of a mini-course I did for our membership program. They also received a PDF and images downloads for them to practice with. It’s a detailed selection course that one of our members ask for. This is what we do to help photographers to move forward in their photography journey.
If you’re interested in our membership program you can check it out HERE.
SJPmembership Program's Mini-Course
Topics we discuss in this Mini-Course:
Lesson 1: Rectangular Marquee tool, Elliptical Marquee Tool, Single Row Marquee Tool and Single Column Marquee Tool
Lesson 2: Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool
Lesson 3: Quick Selection/ Magic Wand
Lesson 4: Quick Mask / Bonus Lesson
Have questions ask below, I’m here for you!