Overview of Adobe PhotoShop

I will give an Overview of Photshop and tools of it. By this overview of Photoshop, it will easy for you to learn and use Photoshop Tools.

Basic Tools

These Basic tools have powerful Functions. You can’t do designing without these basic tools. These Basic Tools are in ToolBar of PhotoShop.

Move Tool (V)  – Move Tool is used to Move an Object or Layer. Its ShortCut key is V.  You can Move Layers or Objects by Mouse or by using Arrow Keys after Selecting Move tool and Layer in Layer Panel.

Selection Tools – These Tools are used to select any specific are of layer which we want to select. Different selection tools are –

  • Rectangular Marquee Tool
  • Eclipse Marquee Tool
  • Single Row Marquee Tool
  • Single Column Marquee Tool
  • Lasso Tool
  • Polygon Lasso Tool
  • Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • Magic Wand Tool

Crop Tool (C) – Crop Tool is used for Cropping unwanted area of your artwork or image. Different Crop tools are-

  • Crop Tool
  • Perspective Crop Tool
  • Slice Tool
  • Slice Select Tool

Brush Tool (B) – The Brush tool is a basic painting tool. It works like a traditional drawing tool by applying the color using strokes. It’s located in the standard Tool Bar and its default shortcut is the letter B. Photoshop includes several built-in presets, that are in fact pre-madebrushes ready to use.

Eraser (E) – Erasar tool is like traditional erasar by which we can erase strokes of brusges, pencil etc. Default shortcut key is E.

Color Fill Tool – Color Fill Tool is used to filling the color in layers. Two Different Color Fill tools are Graient Fill Tool, and Bucket Paint Tool. Shortcut key sed for them is G.

Pen Tool (P) – Pen tool is powerfull designing tool. By using Pen tool we can make many designs which can be very attractive. Defaukt Shortcut Letter is P.

Type Tool (T) – Type tool is used for adding text to layers and photographes. Its Default Shortcut key is T.

Shape Tools (U) – Shape tools are tools which are required o make shapes. Default shortcut letter is U. Different shape tools available in photoshop are

  • Recatangle Shape Tool
  • Rounde Rectangle Shape Tool
  • Eclipse Shape Tool
  • Polygon Shape Tool
  • Line Tool
  • Custom Shape Tool

Zoom (Z) – Zoom Tool is required for Zoom-in and Zoom-out the Document. Shortcut key used for Selecting Zoom tool is Z.


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