Tag Archives: Image editing

Photoshop Tool: Move Tool


Move tool is actually understandable. There is no need to for further discussion. Move tool is use to move an element or a selection.


I use move tool after marquee. As I open an image, I will do selection of some of its parts with the help of the marquee tool. If you have read my last post, you will understand why.

According to Wikipedia, The marquee tool can make selections that are single row, single column, rectangular and elliptical. Once an area of an image is highlighted, the move tool can be used to manually relocate the selected piece to anywhere on the canvas.

Furthermore, move tool is not only use to move an image inside your canvas, but you can also move it from one canvas to another.


Photoshop Tool: Marquee Tool


Marquee is used when you want to make a square/rectangular shape on your image. That’s the definition I always give when talking about the marquee tool. But marquee is not only use to make a selection for square or rectangular shape. Marquee comes in different shapes:


Rectangular Marquee

This is the one I always use. You will use it if you want to make a rectangular shape selection into your image.

Elliptical Marquee

This is a marquee tool that is use when you want to make an elliptical shape of selections.

Single Row marquee

It will make selection to one row of your image. This marquee will create 1 pixel high – horizontal selection on your image.

Single Column Marquee

It will make selection to one column of your image. This marquee will create 1 pixel wide – vertical selection on your image.

Note: You can try them out by clicking a part of your image >> holding your mouse >> move

You can see a formation of marquee tool depending of what marquee you are using.

Photoshop: Introduction to Different Tools


In order to understand Photoshop, you have to familiarize the tools used by designers. The tools of Photoshop are divided into five parts: (1) Selection, Crop & Slice Tools, (2) Retouch & Paint Tools, (3) Drawing & Type Tools, (4) Annotation/Measurements, and (5) Color box.


Selection, Crop & Slice Tools

This includes marquee, move, lasso, magic wand, crop, and slice tool. Usually, marquee is used when you want to make a square/rectangular shape on your image. Move is understandable already(use to move things). Lasso is use to draw selections in any shape that you would like to create. Magic Wand is used to select a color range. Crop is self-explanatory. Use to crop your image. Slice is used to slice an image when you do slicing. Most commonly, I use this tool when I start to build a new website design.


Retouch & Paint Tools

This includes healing, brush, clone, history, eraser, fill/gradient, sharpen/blur, and  dodge. Healing is use when repairing something. Brush is very useful and everyone love this because, this is the only tool that you don’t need to study. Clone is somewhat have the same capability to a healing tool. History brush works like a normal brush but the only difference is that it’s paints is from the original state of your image. Eraser is understandable as well. It works like a simple eraser. You can use it when you have made a mistake. Fill is used to fill color to a specific selection. Gradient is use when you are making a gradiation of colors. Sharpen is use when making putting some emphasis to your image corners. Blur can make things blurry. Dodge is used to lighten any area.


Drawing & Type Tools

This group of tools are used for vector based drawing and type. This includes path selection, horizontal type, rectangle and my favorite pen tool.



These are tools use for remarks and dimensions. This includes notes, eyedropper, hand, and zoom. Note is use if you want to make a small note to your image. Eyedropper is use when you like to change your foreground background color to whatever color you want. Hand is use to move the image. Zoom is understandable. Use to change the size of your image.


Color Box

This contains boxes of colors. Foreground is the one in front and Background is the one at the back. You can click on any of them to bring up the color.