Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard photo editing software for photographers, designers, digital artists, as well as casual enthusiasts. The Toolbox contains a collection of tools that allows working with different aspects of images. Some of the categories of tools are Selection tools, Painting tools, Drawing and Type tools. Palette Well is the space where palettes are kept that are not used frequently.
Selection tools are used for selecting different portions of an image. The various types of selection tools are Marquee Tools, Lasso Tools, Magic Wand Tool and Crop Tool. Marquee Tools are used for selecting different areas of an image in a specific shape. Lasso Tools are used to cut out, or select the specific sections of a pre-existing picture. Magic Wand Tool selects consistently coloured areas on the image. Move Tool is used to move a selected area of the image to a different location. Crop Tool is used to discard the unwanted areas of the image.
Painting Tools are used for painting and changing the colours of an image. Brush Tool, Pencil Tool, Color Replacement Tool, History Brush Tool, Paint Bucket Tool and Gradient Tool are the painting tools available in the Photoshop. Paint Bucket Tool is used for filling some area of an image based on colour similarity. Gradient Tool fills a selection with a blend of two or more colours, known as gradient.