Graphics Programs Reference
Putting the Marquees into action
Let's give the Rectangular and Elliptical
Marquee tools a try and make some selections.
1. Open the file Ch05_Marquee_Practice.tif
from the Chapter 5 folder.
2. Practice selecting each of the four objects
using both the Elliptical and Rectangular
Marquee tools. Remember to use the Shift
key to constrain proportions for the square
and circle shapes. Don't worry about perfec-
tion; you'll learn lots of ways to tweak selec-
tions in the coming pages.
Selection options for Marquee tools
When using the Marquee tools, you have several options avail-
able in the Options bar. These modifiers can improve or alter
The first four icons specify the kind of selection:
A New selection. Creates a new selection.
B Add to selection. After you create one selection, you can click
this button so subsequent selections are combined with the
existing selection. You can also hold down the Shift key to add
to a selection.
C Subtract from selection. After you create one selection, you
can click this button so subsequent selections are subtracted
from the existing selection. You can also hold down the Option
(Alt) key to subtract from a selection.
D intersect with selection. Requires you to make a first selec-
tion. When you draw a second selection, Photoshop creates a
new selection where the two selections overlap.
A B C D