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Chapter 2. Selection Primer > Elliptical Marquee Tool

Elliptical Marquee Tool

The second choice under the Marquee pop-up menu is the Elliptical Marquee tool. This tool works in the same way as the rectangular version, except it creates an ellipse (Figure 2.13). And it's a little bit trickier to define its size because you have to work from the “corner” of the ellipse, which doesn't really exist. (What were they thinking when they came up with this idea?) Actually, you might find it easier to choose View > Show Rulers and then drag out a few guides (you can get them by dragging from the rulers) and let the “corners” snap to them. Either that, or hold the spacebar to reposition the selection before you release the mouse button, just as I mentioned with the Rectangular Marquee tool.

Figure 2.13. The Elliptical Marquee tool in action (from center to edge). (©2005 Stockbyte, www.stockbyte.com)



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