C H A P T E R   1 Essential techniques


Selection tools

All Photoshop work involves making selections of one kind or another. Here’s a quick primer on how to get the most out of using the tools.

The Move tool


Drawing rectangles and ellipses

Both the Rectangular Marquee and the Elliptical Marquee tools draw from corner to corner. This can be tricky when drawing ellipses, as they have no corners; hold image after you start to drag to draw from the center ...

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