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    Photoshop's Tools List

    A quick summary of each of Photoshop's tools, along with a brief description of what each tool is used for. An asterisk (*) after a tool's name indicates a default tool, and the letter in parenthesis is the tool's keyboard shortcut. To cycle through tools with the same keyboard shortcut, press and hold Shift as you press the letter.
    Source: https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-tools-toolbar-overview/
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Tool Name: Move Tool
Icon: photoshop Move Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( V )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Move Tool is used to move layers, selections and guides within a Photoshop document. Enable "Auto-Select" to automatically select the layer or group you click on.
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Tool Name: Artboard Tool
Icon: photoshop Artboard Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( V )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Artboard Tool allows you to easily design multiple web or UX (user experience) layouts for different devices or screen sizes.
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Tool Name: Rectangular Marquee Tool
Icon: photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( M )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Rectangular Marquee Tool draws rectangular selection outlines. Press and hold Shift as you drag to draw a square selection.
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Tool Name: Elliptical Marquee Tool
Icon: photoshop Elliptical Marquee Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( M )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Elliptical Marquee Tool draws elliptical selection outlines. Press and hold Shift to draw a selection in a perfect circle.
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Tool Name: Single Row Marquee Tool
Icon: photoshop Single Row Marquee Tool
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Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Single Row Marquee Tool in Photoshop selects a single row of pixels in the image from left to right.
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Tool Name: Single Column Marquee Tool
Icon: photoshop Single Column Marquee Tool
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Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: Use the Single Column Marquee Tool to select a single column of pixels from top to bottom.
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Tool Name: Lasso Tool
Icon: photoshop Lasso Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( L )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: With the Lasso Tool, you can draw a freeform selection outline around an object.
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Tool Name: Polygonal Lasso Tool
Icon: photoshop Polygonal Lasso Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( L )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: Click around an object with the Polygonal Lasso Tool to surround it with a polygonal, straight-edged selection outline.
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Tool Name: Magnetic Lasso Tool
Icon: photoshop Magnetic Lasso Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( L )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Magnetic Lasso Tool snaps the selection outline to the edges of the object as you move your mouse cursor around it.
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Tool Name: Object Selection Tool
Icon: photoshop Object Selection Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( W )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: New as of Photoshop CC 2020, the Object Selection Tool lets you select an object just by dragging a rough selection outline around it.
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Tool Name: Quick Selection Tool
Icon: photoshop Quick Selection Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( W )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: The Quick Selection Tool lets you easily select an object simply by painting over it with a brush. Enable "Auto-Enhance" in the Options Bar for better quality selections.
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Tool Name: Magic Wand Tool
Icon: photoshop Magic Wand Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( W )
Category: Move and Selection tools
Description: Photoshop's Magic Wand Tool selects areas of similar color with a single click. The "Tolerance" value in the Options Bar sets the range of colors that will be selected.
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Tool Name: Crop Tool
Icon: photoshop Crop Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( C )
Category: Crop and Slice tools
Description: Use the Crop Tool in Photoshop to crop an image and remove unwanted areas. Uncheck "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the Options Bar to crop an image non-destructively.
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Tool Name: Perspective Crop Tool
Icon: photoshop Perspective Crop Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( C )
Category: Crop and Slice tools
Description: Use the Perspective Crop Tool to both crop an image and fix common distortion or perspective problems.
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Tool Name: Slice Tool
Icon: photoshop Slice Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( C )
Category: Crop and Slice tools
Description: The Slice Tool divides an image or layout into smaller sections (slices) which can be exported and optimized separately.
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Tool Name: Slice Select Tool
Icon: photoshop Slice Select Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( C )
Category: Crop and Slice tools
Description: Use the Slice Select Tool to select individual slices created with the Slice Tool.
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Tool Name: Frame Tool
Icon: photoshop Frame Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( K )
Category: Crop and Slice tools
Description: New as of Photoshop CC 2019, the Frame Tool lets you place images into rectangular or elliptical shapes.
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Tool Name: Eyedropper Tool
Icon: photoshop Eyedropper Tool
keyboard shortcut: * ( I )
Category: Measurement tools
Description: Photoshop's Eyedropper Tool samples colors in an image. Increase "Sample Size" in the Options Bar for a better representation of the sampled area's color.
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Tool Name: 3D Material Eyedropper Tool
Icon: photoshop 3D Material Eyedropper Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( I )
Category: Measurement tools
Description: Use the 3D Material Eyedropper Tool to sample material from a 3D model in Photoshop.
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Tool Name: Color Sampler Tool
Icon: photoshop Color Sampler Tool
keyboard shortcut: ( I )
Category: Measurement tools
Description: The Color Sampler Tool displays color values for the selected (sampled) area in an image. Up to four areas can be sampled at a time. View the color information in Photoshop's Info panel.
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