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PHOTOSHOP Selections

TOLERANCE the option that tells Photoshop how different in tone and color a pixel can be from the sample area clicked on for it to be included in the selection.
CONTIGUOUS pixels that touch each other or are immediately next to each other, sharing a border.
ANTI-ALIAS a method of making graphics and text appear smoother and more sharp
MARQUEE TOOLS selection tool used for geometric shapes, such as rectangles and ellipses
LASSO TOOL the freehand drawing selection tool, used to make corrections to existing selections
POLYGONAL LASSO the selection tool used to draw a series of straight edges from point to point, useful for selection objects with straight lines.
MAGNETIC LASSO selection tool for snapping the selection to areas that have well-defined edges. Often used to select complex shapes.
QUICK SELECTION TOOL selection tool that "paints" a selection using an adjustable brush, with the selection expanding outward to find defined edges.
MAGIC WAND TOOL the tool that selects pixels based on color, tone and brightness within a range of tolerance. Often used to select solid colors.
COMMAND-A selects an entire image
SHIFT then SELECT adds to an active selection, or constrains an initial marquee selection to a square or circle
OPTION then SELECT subtracts from an active selection, or draws an initial marquee selection from the center
COMMAND-D removes an active selection
COMMAND-SHIFT-I Inverts an active selection
COMMAND-J Jumps the selection to a new layer
Created by: dmaww


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