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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Introducing Marquee Tools

The Marquee tools, shown in Figure 5.1, are used to create selections in the shapes of rectangles, ellipses, and one-pixel wide rows and columns.

Figure 5.1. The Marquee tools provide the basic building blocks for many selections.

The best way to see how these tools work is to use them to create some neat stuff. So, let's jump right in and make a poster for the National Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. Our theme for this program is centered on the World of Texas Bluebonnets, and to make such a world, we'll use the Elliptical Marquee tool.

Creating a World of Flowers

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Open the file BluebonnetField.tif from the Examples/Chap05 ...

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