Photoshop Elements

  • Move tool – allows you to move a selection or entire layer by dragging it with your mouse or using your keyboard arrows keys.
  • Rectangle Marqee tool – allows you to draw rectangle shapes.
  • Elliptical Marqee tool – allows you to make ellipse shapes.
  • Single Row Marqee tool – creates one pixel high and all image wide row selections.
  • Single Column Marqee tool – creates one pixel wide and all image high column selections.
  • Lasso tool – creates a custom, free-hand selection. It is usually used to cut out, or select specific sections of a pre-existing picture.
  • Polygonal lasso tool – exists as a secondary tool to the original lasso tool.
  • Magnetic lasso tool – exists as an additional secondary tool to the lasso tool
  • Quick Selection tool – can be used to quickly select a defined area.
  • Magic Wand tool – lets you select areas of an image based on similar shades of color simply by clicking on the desired color.
  • Crop tool allows you to select an area of an image and discard everything outside this area.
  • Slice tool – allows you to divide an image into smaller sections which fit together like a jigsaw (but with straight edges).
  • Eyedropper tool – is used to sample a color from an image to use this color further.
  • Color Sampler tool – allows you to view color values in defined spots of your image.
  • Ruler tool helps you position images or elements precisely.
  • Note tool it attaches little notes to your .psd files.
  • Count tool allows you to count objects in an image.
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~ by rollingsal on February 10, 2010.

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