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Chapter 2. Selection Primer > Basic Selection Tools

Basic Selection Tools

The Marquee, Lasso, Magic Wand, and Type Mask tools (Figure 2.8) are the essential ingredients in your selection toolkit, and they're the ones you'll be using the most in your everyday work. It's a good indication that you've come to master these tools when you find yourself trying to use them in other software programs where they don't exist. When using other programs, I sometimes find myself muttering, “Why can't I just lasso this thing?”

Figure 2.8. The basic selection tools.



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