Skills Development - Photoshop TechniquesThe marquee tool is used toselect a shape section.The selection can edit and moveselections around.When a selection is made, youcan change the saturation andhue of the image.Image Adjustments Hue/Saturation
The Magnetic Lasso tool isalso used for cropping. It ishelpful as it only selectsshape and colour.Select the magnetic Lassotool.Hold down the left click anddrag the mouse around yourwanted selection.To delete points, you mustpress the delete key.Zoom In = Ctrl +Zoom Out = Ctrl –Fit to Screen = Ctrl 0
The Magic Wand Tool isused to select a wholeobject/background bymaking one or multipleclicks.Select the magic tool.Click on background.Hold shift and click to selectmore than one area.Click on select then Inverseto reverse the selection fromthe background to object.The magnetic tool gives youmore control but the magicwand is easier.
The crop tool trimsimages.It can remove a selectionon your image.Select the crop toolLeft click and drag tocreate your section.Press enter key to removeshadowed area.The clone stamp is usedto duplicate a selection onan image.Select the clone stamptool.Select size and hardnessof brush.Hold Alt and click. Click onthe area of which you wishyou will to place it.
The gradient tool creates astraight line, radial, angle,reflected and diamondblends between colours.Click on the gradient tool.Click on the colour palette. Click on the small colourboxes and choose colour.Too add colours, click underthe colour bar.Click and drag to determine the size of your gradient.