Learn to use selection tools in Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements: selection tools

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The easiest way to make a free hand selection in Adobe Photoshop Elements is to use the Selection Brush.

You can also select a fragment of the image in Adobe Photoshop Elements with the following selection tools: Rectangular marquee, Elliptical marquee, Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand.

The Rectangular marquee and Elliptical marquee tools are hidden in the Toolbox under one and the same icon. The icon on the Toolbox displays the last selected tool. To open the floating menu right-click on the arrow in the lower right corner of the displayed icon.

The Rectangular marquee and Elliptical marquee tools

The Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso tools are hidden in the Toolbox under one and the same icon. The icon on the Toolbox displays the last selected tool. To open the floating menu right-click on the arrow in the lower right corner of the displayed icon.

The Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso tools

 

These selection tools are efficient due to the flexibility of their usage: you can add to, subtract from or intersect a selection.

To add an area to the previous selection you should press the SHIFT key before you use a selection tool and, keeping it pressed, make a new selection.

To subtract an area from the previous selection you should press the Alt (Option in Macintosh) key before you use a selection tool and, keeping it pressed, make a new selection.

If you press SHIFT and Alt (Shift and Option in Macintosh) keys simultaneously you obtain an intersection of the old and new selections.