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Get precise with your Marquee tool selections

Added on Friday 3rd of June 2011 05:33 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I want to select an area in an image for editing in Photoshop with the Rectangular Marquee tool, but it keeps drawing small square selections that I can’t adjust. Shouldn’t I be able to create any size selection I need with this tool?


When you select the Rectangular Marquee tool, several settings appear in the tool options bar, as shown in Figure A. These settings allow you to control the way the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools function. By default, these tools allow you to create new free-form selections. Alternatively, you can add to, subtract from, and intersect selections. You can also specify a feathered edge for selections. And you can specify a Fixed Aspect Ratio or Fixed Size for selections. Your settings “stick” until you change them again or reset the tool to its defaults.





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