So now let's see if we can make some selections in this image. I'm gonna start off with Simple selection to Wilson will progress into more complicated and advanced ones, and I'll start with the second tool that's found in our tool pound. And that is the marquee tool. The marquee tool is there to select rectangular in oval shaped objects, so it should work. Okay, here, let's say I wanted to only work on the door itself. What I could do with this tool is move my mouse to the lower left corner of the door, then click and hold down in drag to the upper right corner of the door. Let go. And now it's selected. And now, if I were to make a change like I wanted a black of my door, or let's just say I want a different colored door, I can come in here in. In this case, I chose an adjustment called hue saturation, so that's image adjustments, hue, saturation. There I could change the color of something, so I wanted a blue door and I got it. If I click outside the selection with the marquee tool, ...
so I'm not within it it will get rid of the selection this equivalent to choosing de select. And so that's a common convention. If you have a selection and you click outside of it, it usually means de select. Now I'd like to select the round portion of the door, and so I'm gonna go to my tool panel. I'm gonna click and hold down on that icon for the tool, and you'll find there's more than one tool in that slot. Here I can go the elliptical marquee tool in. Therefore, I can select round oval objects, but that tool works a little bit differently than you might expect. Watch what happens when I click right here. And I began dragging when I started to drag. You'll find that the selection isn't anywhere near where I initially clicked. I initially click near the upper left of my screen, and now the selection extends very far away from that, and it doesn't begin anywhere near where I collect. That's because there's something you need to know about selecting circles and ovals, and that IHS photo shop is thinking about a rectangle, even though you're not selecting something that's rectangular. So let's say I want to get the brown portion of the door, the round area. Well, imagine you had that, and you put it in a rectangular box, the smallest rectangular box that could contain that particular shape. If that was the case and it was the brown area that I'm thinking about, the upper left corner of that box would be approximately all right over here if you can see where my mouse is. And if that's the case, that's where I need to click with this tool. I click. And then I dragged towards the lower right and again I think about a rectangle I think about. If I took the brown circular area and put it in the smallest rectangular box I could get where with lower right corner of that box be? Wouldn't it be right about here? Well, that's exactly where I need to end up. So now I was able to select that round area, but it's not perfectly precise at the moment. If you look at the lower right area, I'm a little bit off. And so there's a tricky can use is long as he have not released the mouse button yet. If your mouse is still being held down. So you really still making this? Then you can press the space bar, so I have the mouse held down and the space bar. And if you have the space bar down, then when you drag, you move instead of changing the size of this. So now I could get the top edge tow line up just right, and then the left edge. It's kind of hard to tell where the left and should be, because it's kind of black ish in there. But then I can let go of the space bar, and then when I'm dragging, I'm no longer moving the overall position. I'm then changing its size so I can get that selected. I find a lot of people have troubles with what I just described because you'll end up letting go on the mouse button when you didn't mean to in, so I'll give you an alternative. If you need to select a round or oval object, you can start with this tool and simply make a selection that is larger than what you need. So that's a lot larger than what I need. Then go this select menu and you're going to find a choice called transform selection. It will only be there when a selection is active on your screen. But if I choose transformed selection now, I can grab the corner here in the upper left and bring it down. Get it to be looking at the left edge of the brown area. Get it to be exactly where I needed to be. If I want to reposition it, instead of grabbing the corners or the edges, click in the middle and you could just reposition it as a whole. And then I'm gonna grab the lower right, pull it in until it's the right size. The only problem with that is it's going to constrain the proportions. So if I attempt to drag the bottom edge up and I wanted to Onley effect the height, I don't want it to affect the width, you'll see that it is affecting the width. In order to prevent it from doing that, you need to hold down the shift key when you drag. If you hold shift, it means do not constrain the proportions. Do not keep the width and height to be, um, the same ratio anyway. Now I could get it to line up and I press return or enter when I'm done, and now I have that