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Selection Tools  Selection Tools

There are four tools used to select an area within the active layer.  Three Shape selection tools and the Magic Wand selection tool.

Rectangle Select Rectangle Select

Use this tool to define a rectangular or square region.   For more information on how to use this tool, see the Shape Selection Tools section.

Lasso Select Lasso Select

This tool allows you to draw a freeform selection region where the outer edge of the selection follows the cursor.   The shape is closed automatically by a straight line linking the current cursor position with the start point.   For more information on how to use this tool, see the Shape Selection Tools section.

Elliptical Select Ellipse Select

This tool allows elliptical or circular selections to be made.   For more information on how to use this tool, see the Shape Selection Tools section.

Magic Wand Magic Wand

The Magic Wand is used to select areas of the active layer that have similar colors.   For more information on how to use this tool, see the Magic Wand section.