A Beginners Guide to Photoshop CS6 Tools - Part 1

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Photoshop is the mostly used and most popular photo editing tool ever. Lots of version has been arrived till now, here a tutorial on Photoshop CS6 version is illustrated with detailed information. http://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2015/12/31/a-beginners-guide-to-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-1/

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It’s really all up to aes- thetics and personal pref- erence. When using a tool found on the toolbar it’s as easy as a mouse click to activate it. Photoshop CS6’s toolbar is located on the left of the page. It is also available on the Window panel. In one of the later versions Photoshop CS6 we’re seeing a lot of new and improved tools streamlining the Photoshop experience. You’ll also notice a huge difference in the interface right off the bat. The toolbar also comes jam-packed with a variety of convenient tools. Users have the option of having it appear in either extended or compact mode. Compact mode doesn’t necessarily take up much less space than extended mode though it is shorter and wider. Extended mode toolbar: Compact mode toolbar: Part-1 Tutorial A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PHOTOSHOP CS6 TOOLS

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You can also copy or cut the pixel selection and move it to a different window or in the same window. The move tool is located on the very top of the toolbar. For extra clarity just look for the square icon with a mouse cursor and crop symbol within it. For a bit of added con- venience it’s worth noting that the move tool’s keyboard short- cut is the “V” key. To use an example perhaps you have an image of a bicycle in a differ- ent layer over a white background image layer. Clicking and dragging the bicycle will move it without affecting the white image beneath it. Using the move tool is as simple as selecting it with a left mouse click and then clicking and drag- ging the image you want to move. Photoshop CS6 Tools: The Move Tool The Move Tool

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Underneath the move tool on the tool- bar you’ll notice an icon housing marching ants. Clicking and holding this icon will make a drop menu appear in which you can click on ‘Rectangular Marquee Tool’ to select it. The key- boar d shortcut is the “M” key. After selecting the rectangular marquee tool you’ll be able to click and drag your mouse to select a portion of your worksta- tion highlighting it with marching ants upon release. Upon high- lighting an area users may impact that area in any way they please through the edit menu. For example if someone wishes to cut a portion of what appears in their work- station they would first highlight it with the rect angular marquee tool then select ‘cut.’ The Rectangular Marquee Tool The Rectangular Marquee Tool

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This particular marquee tool is found under the same drop menu as the one above. Upon clicking and holding the icon of the marching ants under the move tool you’ll be able to select the elliptical marquee tool. The keyboard shortcut is once again the “M” key whichever ellipti- cal tool was last selected through the drop menu is what will be selected upon hitting this key. The process of using the elliptical marquee tool is the exact same as its rectangular counter part. Simply click and drag your mouse to highlight an area. This time the area will be a circle as opposed to a rectangle. This tool is also used for highlighting areas within your workstation which can then be modified via the edit menu. Using the same example as that of the rectangular tool if you find yourself wanting to cut something you simply highlight it with the tool and select ‘cut.’ The Elliptical Marquee Tool The Elliptical Marquee Tool

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The single row marquee tool is found the same way as the other marquee tools. The only difference is that this tool has no keyboard shortcut. To use this tool you’ll want to click once on the screen as opposed to a click and drag. A row of marching ants will be created across the x-axis of the pixel you clicked on from one side of the screen to the other. Unlike the other marquee tools which are gener- ally used to highlight images or portions of the screen the single row marquee tool is most commonly used to make lines across the screen. For example if an image you’re creating requires a single-pixel-wide line be drawn across the screen this is the easiest way to go about doing so. Single Row Marquee Tool Single Row Marquee Tool

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After the single row tool this one should come as self-explanatory. Once again this tool is found in the same drop menu as every other marquee tool on this list. Like the single row tool it also has no keyboard shortcut. Once the tool is selected you’ll be able to click a pixel and have a vertical line appear down the screen across the pixel you selected. The example used for the single row tool also holds true for the single column tool – if an image you’re creating demands a pixel-wide vertical line this as an easy way to go about creating such a line. Author: Rokaiya Yeasmin Munni www.clippingpathindia.com Single Column Marquee Tool Single Column Marquee Tool

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