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Photoshop Tools
Photoshop CS6
Tools Panel Introduction
When you start Photoshop, the Tools panel appears at the left of the screen. Some tools in
the Tools panel have options that appear in the context-sensitive options bar. You can expand
some tools to show hidden tools beneath them. A small triangle at the lower right of the tool icon
signals the presence of hidden tools.

Tools Panel Overview

Selection Tools Gallery
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 The marquee tools         The Move tool         The lasso tools        The Quick Selection
 make rectangular,         moves selections,     make freehand,         tool lets you
 elliptical, single row,   layers, and guides.   polygonal (straight-   quickly “paint” a
 and single column                               edged), and            selection using an
 selections.                                     magnetic (snap-to)     adjustable round
                                                 selections.            brush tip

 The Magic Wand
 tool selects similarly
 colored areas.

Crop and slice tools gallery
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 The Crop tool trims images.       The Slice tool creates slices.   The Slice Select tool
                                                                    selects slices.

Retouching tools gallery

 The Spot Healing         The Healing Brush       The Patch tool          The Red Eye tool
 Brush tool removes       tool paints with a      repairs imperfections   removes the red
 blemishes and            sample or pattern to    in a selected area      reflection caused by
 objects                  repair imperfections    of an image using a     a flash.
                          in a image.             sample or pattern.

 The Clone Stamp          The Pattern Stamp       The Eraser tool         The Background
 tool paints with a       tool paints with part   erases pixels and       Eraser tool
 sample of an image.      of an image as a        restores parts of an    erases areas to
                          pattern.                image to a previously   transparency by
                                                  saved state.            dragging.
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 The Magic Eraser         The Blur tool blurs   The Sharpen tool         The Smudge tool
 tool erases solid-       hard edges in an      sharpens soft edges      smudges data in an
 colored areas to         image.                in an image.             image.
 transparency with a
 single click.

 The Dodge tool           The Burn tool         The Sponge tool
 lightens areas in an     darkens areas in an   changes the color
 image.                   image.                saturation of an area.

Painting tools gallery
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 The Brush tool           The Pencil tool           The Color              The Mixer Brush
 paints brush strokes.    paints hard-edged         Replacement tool       tool Simulates
                          strokes.                  replaces a selected    realistic painting
                                                    color with a new       techniques such as
                                                    color.                 blending canvas
                                                                           colors and varying
                                                                           paint wetness.

 The History Brush        The Art History           The gradient tools     The Paint Bucket
 tool paints a copy       brush tool paints with    create straight-       tool fills similarly
 of the selected state    stylized strokes that     line, radial, angle,   colored areas with the
 or snapshot into         simulate the look of      reflected, and         foreground color.
 the current image        different paint styles,   diamond blends
 window.                  using a selected state    between colors.
                          or snapshot.

Drawing and type tools gallery
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 The path selection         The type tools create The type mask tools     The pen tools let you
 tools make shape or        type on an image.     create a selection in   draw smooth-edged
 segment selections                               the shape of type.      paths.
 showing anchor
 points, direction lines,
 and direction points.

 The shape tools            The Custom
 and Line tool draw         Shape tool makes
 shapes and lines in        customized shapes
 a normal layer or a        selected from a
 shape layer.               custom shape list.

Navigation, notes, and measuring tools gallery
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 The Hand tool moves The Rotate View              The Zoom tool            The Note tool makes
 an image within its tool non-destructively       magnifies and            notes that can be
 window.             rotates the canvas.          reduces the view of      attached to an image.
                                                  an image.

 The Eyedropper tool      The Color Sampler       The Ruler tool           The Count tool
 samples colors in an     tool displays color     measures distances,      counts objects in an
 image.                   values for up to four   locations, and angles.   image. (Photoshop
                          areas.                                           Extended only)

3D tools gallery (Photoshop Extended)
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 The 3D Object            The 3D Object Roll       The 3D Object          The 3D Object Slide
 Rotate tool rotates      tool rotates the         Pan tool pans the      tool moves the object
 the object around its    object around its z-     object in the x or y   laterally when you
 x-axis.                  axis.                    direction.             drag horizontally, or
                                                                          forward and back
                                                                          when you drag

 The 3D Object Scale      The 3D Rotate            The 3D Roll            The 3D Pan Camera
 tool scales the object   Camera tool orbits       Camera tool rotates    tool pans the camera
 larger or smaller.       the camera in the x      the camera around      in the x or y direction.
                          or y direction.          the z-axis.

 The 3D Walk              The 3D Zoom
 Camera tool moves        Camera tool
 laterally when you       changes the field of
 drag horizontally, or    view closer or farther
 forward and back         away.
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 when you drag

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