How to Use Photoshop’s Elliptical Marquee Tool:
In the process of learning how to use Photoshop here is another Basic Photoshop tutorial. In earlier Photoshop tutorials for beginners, we have learned about some useful Photoshop basics and tools, some of which are as follows.
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How to Use Photoshop | Elliptical Marquee Tool:
Today we are going to learn about Elliptical marquee tool which is another selection tool in Adobe Photoshop. We have already discussed How to Photoshop with Rectangular Marquee Tool. Elliptical marquee tool is very useful and one of the basic tools in the Adobe Photoshop. You can find elliptical marquee tool in the tools palette as shown below.
The keyboard shortcut for selecting it is M key.Use Shift + M once to select elliptical marquee tool if you were using rectangular marquee tool before.
Elliptical Marquee Tool | Options:
There are some options you can use up in the options bar as shown below.
The option highlighted in purple color is known as new selection. It is selected a s default. With this option selected, there will be new selection every time you create a new ellipse for selection.
If the second option highlighted in blue, add to selection is selected, you can ad to your already selected area. For example you have made a selection with elliptical marquee tool and add want to select some more area with the tool, simply make another selection and this will be added to the earlier selection.
The option highlighted with orange is subtract from selection. With this option you can deselect any part of already selected area. The last one highlighted in yellow is intersect with selection. This is used to intersect with the selection.
You can make a fixed ratio ellipse by first selecting Fixed ratio and the assigning the desired values. Ratio shown in the image width: 1 and height: 1 will get you a perfect circle.
You can also create fixed size ellipses by first selecting fixed size from the styles as shown in the image below and then assign your desires values. Every time you will click on the working area of document a new specified sized selection will appear.
Anytime you want to deselect the selection press Ctrl+D in PC and Cmd +D on Mac to deselect the area already selected.
This was today’s tutorials about how to use Photoshop’s elliptical marquee tool with flexibility. You should certainly have a look at Photoshop techniques for marquee tools. As tools are essential in learning how to use Photoshop, Tips techniques and shortcuts are also useful for efficient and fast working on Adobe Photoshop. Hope you did like today’s basic Photoshop tutorial in the section of how to use Photoshop. Please leave a feedback and let us know how you feel about it.