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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Basic Selection Tools

The Marquee, Lasso, Magic Wand, and Type Mask tools (Figure 2.26), as well as the new Quick Selection tool, are essential implements in your selection toolkit. You’ll use these tools most often in your everyday work in Photoshop.

Figure 2.26. The basic selection tools.

The Marquee tool is the most basic of all the selection tools. Don’t let this tool’s simplicity fool you—it can perform a surprising number of tasks. If you hold down your mouse button while your cursor is over the Marquee tool in the main Tools panel, you’ll get a variety of choices in a pop-up menu.

Rectangular Marquee

The Rectangular Marquee tool is ...

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