Making selections in Adobe Photoshop – EP 9/33

Avatar Gareth David | January 7, 2018 1323 Views 1 Like 3.75 On 8 Ratings

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In this tutorial we are going to look at how to use one of the most common tools in Photoshop, the selection tools. As a creator in photoshop, you will find that one of the most fundamental tools are the selection tools.

The selection tools allows you to make and control particular selections in your canvas area. The created selections work as a focus which will allow you to make a whole series of creative decisions.






00:01:52 - Selections with the Marquee tool

00:08:41 - Selections with the Lasso tools

00:13:30 - Selections with the Magic wand tool

00:17:05 - Selection tips

00:17:34 - Select Layer outline

00:18:42 - Save selection




I - Eyedropper tool

G - Paint Bucket tool

W - Magic Wand tool


cmd (Ctrl PC) + D - Deselect Selection

cmd (Ctrl PC) + A - Select all


cmd (Ctrl PC) + Shift + N - New layer


Press & hold alt + click or drag - Remove from selection (with marquee tools active)


Press & hold shift + click or drag - Add to selection (with marquee tools active)

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Scale selection (with marquee tool active)



In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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