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Now you are little familiar with photoshop interface.Today we are going to know about Tools Panel in photoshop.I think you are little bit confused when you first took eye on Tools Panel.Don’t be confused this post will explain you the use of each and every tool in photoshop.
First look at below image and be familiar about each tool and their shortcuts.
The above image shows the full list of tools in photoshop.So now we are going to explain use of each tool from top to bottom order.
►Move Tool (V)
►Marquee Tool (M)
The Marquee Tools are used for selecting objects such as rectangles, squares, and ellipses.
►Lasso Tool (L)
The Lasso Tool is used for making freehand selections. Not a very precise tool and I almost never use it but beginners may find it attractive.
The Polygonal Lasso tool is a bit more precise, allowing you to create a selections formed by straight lines. It has limited uses for selecting rectangular objects- like benches or fences. If you are using the Lasso Tool you can temporarily access the Polygonal Lasso Tool by holding Alt.
The Magnetic Lasso Tool has the most precision of all the tools in the group. It works by snapping to the edges of the objects. You simply click once on the edge of the object you want to select and release the mouse button. Then carefully drag around the object and notice how the Magnetic Lasso Tool “snaps” to the edges.
►Quick Selection Tool and Magic Wand Tool (W)
Quick Selection Tool has the advantage of being, as the name suggests, quick. Its icon looks like a brush and if you start painting with this brush inside of an object you will quickly select it. It helps a lot if the object has strong edges but even if it has soft edges (like a face against a reddish sky) it still behaves pretty well. Highly recommended for quick work or if you don’t know how to use other tools. Not recommended for precise selections.
The Magic Wand Tool is a nice little tool that has its uses from time to time. If you click somewhere in the image it will select all pixels in that area that have a luminosity level close to the luminosity level of the level you clicked. You can set this by entering a value in the Tolerance box (the Tolerance is situated in the tool option bar along the top of the screen).
►Crop Tool, Perspective Crop Tool,Slice Tool and Slice Select Tool (C)
►Eyedropper Tool, Color Sampler Tool, Ruler Tool,Note Tool, 123 Count Tool (I)
►Spot Healing Brush Tool, Healing Brush Tool,Patch Tool, Red Eye Tool (J)
►Brush Tool, Pencil Tool, Color Replacement Tool,Mixer Brush Tool (B)
That’s it for Part 1 of Introduction of Tools Panel.Read use of remaining tools in next tutorial.Click the below link to read Part 2 of Introduction of Tools Panel→