You can use the Margue tool to cut a Rectangle or Elliptical shape. This is the tool with a dashed Rectanle on your toolbox. You can right click the Rectangle to reach the dropdown menu to select the Ellipse.
You can use the Lasso and trace carefully around the shape free hand, or the Polygon Lasso to trace around the shape. With the Polygon Lasso, you can click once to place and anchor then click again to draw another anchor with a line between that and the first. Repeat until you reach back to the first anchor.
You can use the Quick Selection tool to 'brush' over an area to select it. You can change the shape and size of the brush in the options. You can also set it to add to the selected area or retract from the selected area.
Finally, there is magic wand tool. You can click an are in the picture and it will select all surrounding pixels that are within a similarity threashold. You can change this threashold in the options at the top of the canvis. You can also choose whether you are adding to the selection or retracting, as with the quick selection tool.
Dec 02, 2013 |
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC