Photoshop Tools – basic Photoshop tools full Review

The beginner of Photoshop should learn the photoshop tools set. In this article, we will discuss about Photoshop tools palette. The Tools hopes to consider it one by one and attach videos to learn more. You can also get a good photoshop to feel by watching them.

1. Move tool

This is the most commonly used Tool when using Adobe Photoshop. The Tool is also available in the abbreviation ‘V’ This move tool is mainly used to move image layers, shapes, texts from one place to another and select the layers separately. When you select the Move tool, in the Options bar, you have to select two ticks for Auto Select and Show Transform Controls. This way, you can use the move tool properly. In the Transform box, you can make the selected layer bigger or smaller. Hold down the Shift key or make it larger or smaller, and the same layer will change at the right rate. Otherwise, the bigger and smaller the way you turn.

Photoshop Move tool

2. Marquee Tool

Beneath the Move, Tool is the marquee tool. Selection tools are available in four types. Below are the four sections.

  1. Rectangular Marquee Tool
  2. Elliptical Marquee Tool
  3. Single Row Marquee Tool
  4. Single Column Marquee Tool
marquee tool
photoshop Marquee tool

This Tool is mainly formative selection. Set the Feather value of the options bar to the range you want. From the Marquee tool, you can move the selected Tool with the move tool. You can also use ctrl + J to select a partition as a duplicate layer. Watch the video below to learn more.

3. Lasso Tool

Another tool that falls into the Selection tool is the lasso tool. The shortcut key is M. There are three sub-sections of this Tool, which can be selected in three ways.

  1. Lasso Tool
  2. Polygonal Lasso Tool
  3. Magnetic Lasso Tool
lasso tool
photoshop lasso tool

The marquee tool we just mentioned can only use to select a particular shape. But the speciality of the lasso tool is that you can choose any shape you want. The image you wish to select must be drawn around. There is no drawing in the Polygonal Lasso tool, and you can select one location by clicking on it. Similarly, you need to click and select the desired location. There is only one place to click on the Magnetic Lasso Tool. Then move the mouse pointer around the desired image and select it in magnet mode.

4. Quick Selection Tool and Magic Wand Tool

The shortcut key is W. This Tool allows you to select a color area with one click. Although there are two types of Tool, both do the same thing. Use the Quick Selection Tool to click and select small parts, and the Magic Wand Tool to select a large area of ​​one color at a time. An example and how to use them show in the video below. There is no drag as the previous Tool. The Quick selection tool has three buttons in the options bar, and its + button use to select another. (-) button used to remove a selected area from the selection.

To use the Magic Wand Tool, press and hold the shift key to select it.

5. Crop tool

Shortcut key C is the Tool that allows you to crop or create the desired size. The simple crop tool is easy to use and easy to customize. This Tool contains four more tools. They are,

  1. Crop tool
  2. The Perspective Crop Tool
  3. Slice Tool
  4. Slice Select Tool
    The perspective crop tool here is unique. That is, if the image we are editing in Photoshop is missing, then this tool can be set up correctly. Here is an example below.

The Slice tool is often useful for those who do web design with Photoshop. This Tool used to mark a specific value and crop it. It is a somewhat unknown photoshop tool that most people do not use. But it is a tool that can work very well. Click here to read more about the Slice tool.

6. Eyedropper Tool

The shortcut key is I. This Tool comes in 4 parts. They are,

  1. Eyedropper Tool
  2. Color Sampler Tool
  3. The Ruler Tool
  4. Note Tool

All these tools are tools that serve different purposes. The Eyedropper Tool lets you select a color wherever you want. With the Color Sampler Tool, you can get the mean color in several places. There you can choose the average from the Sample size drop-down menu in the options bar.

The Ruler Tool

The Ruler Tool can calculate the length, angle, x, and y plane values ​​from one place to another. The corresponding values display in the options bar.

Note Tool

Note Tool is another unique tool that can be used to keep a note of what we need.

7. Healing Brush tool

The shortcut key is J. There are three tools, which are mainly used to paint the selected location or patch in the same way as the background.

  1. Spot Healing Brush Tool
  2. Healing Brush tool
  3. Patch tool

There are three main types. This tool mostly uses for photo retouching. This tool helps you to smooth out all the facial creams and blemishes. The brush menu is the same as the standard brush tool since it works the same way as the brush. You can change the mode from the option bar if needed. The Patch tool is used mostly for old photos. There you can edit the edited locations and change the color.

8. Brush Tool

The brush tool is one of Adobe’s most famous tool in their graphic design software. Mainly, this is done by coloring the object. With Photoshop, you get about a hundred brush, and you can get the kind of brush we want on the internet. Click here to download a wide variety of brush types.

Talking about Brush Tool Settings, you can change the brush size, brush size, and hardness by clicking on the button in the Options bar. For more advance settings, go to Windows -> Brush and create a brush that is easy to wear. Opacity can also be set in the options bar. Before creating the Brush, a suitable layer select. Read our article on the Photoshop layer and get an idea. Read it here. There are also 4 sections under Brush. They are,

  1. Brush Tool
  2. Pencil Tool
  3. Color Replacement Tool
  4. Mixer Brush Tool
    Learn how to use them in the video below.

9. Clone Stamp Tool

This tool can create an image in one place or another. It works the same way as a brush and has a few minor changes. To get a clone, click on the clone stamp tool and click on the alt key. Then you can go back to the design area and re-create it with a simple brush. This tool is often used for photo grafting.

10. Eraser Tool

This tool uses to delete any unnecessary elements in a layer. This cannot delete shapes and layers of smart objects, and you must delete the object, layer it, and then delete it. Under this,

  1. Eraser Tool
  2. Background Eraser Tool
  3. Magic Eraser Tool

There are tools available. The Background Eraser Tool makes it possible to remove single-color areas of the background at once. The Magic eraser tool removes a single layer of any layer at once. This is a simple tool and easy to use. You can change the deleted opacity from the options bar.

11. Gradient Tool & Paint Bucket Tool

Gradient Tool

With this tool, you can create a gradient effect with different colors on one layer. When the tool is selected, click on the color picker section of the option bar. The Gradient Editor window will be displayed, and It can provide a preset if needed. Or you can create a new preset using the lower part. Then, drawing a ray on the desired layer will give a gradient effect to it.

photoshop gradient tool
gradient tool

Paint bucket tool

This can work just like the paint bucket tool that comes with the usual Windows paint software. What you have to do is click and go to the color scheme.

12. Pen Tool

The pen tool is one of the most important ones in the Photoshop tools palette. There is much that can be done. Shortcut key P. This creates the main paths and shapes. You need first to select the path or shape you want to drag from the drop-down menu in the options bar.


To create a selection, mainly, a path is created using the pen tool. When drawing the required part with the pen tool, you must bring the endpoint to the starting point. Then you can make a selection by selecting the make selection button in the options bar or right-clicking on the make selection.


Pen tool allows you to create beautiful shapes. It requires some experience. The shape that we create can give us the color we want. Also, you can make shapes using other photoshop tools like custom shape tool.

How to use pen tool?

There are a few things to consider when using the Pen tool. The most important thing to consider is the proper handling of the handle and the proper use of the ctrl and alt keys. The pen tool can be created by simply clicking the two points to draw a line from one point to another. To get a curve, you need to click and drag the curve to the right side. After that, the handle will help you to adjust the curve. To operate the handle, you must hold down the alt key. You can quickly learn the pen tool in the video below.

13. Type Tool

There are 4 sections.

  1. Horizontal Type Tool
  2. The Vertical Type Tool
  3. Horizontal Type Mask Tool
  4. Vertical Type Mask Tool

This tool uses to create a regular text layer. Choose Type Tool and click, where to write, or select the area to write. Once you go to Window -> Character, you can set all the settings in the Type Tool. Typically, when you type something from a type tool, a new layer is created. The shortcut key is T.

14. Rectangle Tool (Shapes)

One of the most used tools in Photoshop is the Rectangle Tool. The following tool is available.

  1. Rectangle Tool
  2. Rounded Rectangle Tool
  3. Ellipse Tool
  4. Polygonal Tool
  5. Line Tool
  6. Custom Shape Tool
    The first five tools provide shapes with the corresponding shape. Take the Ellipse Tool, for example. To draw a circle equal to the radius, press, and hold the shift key. Other tools work the same way. The last tool, the Custom Shape Tool, lets you create different shapes. Once you have selected that tool, you will be able to select the desired one from the shape displayed in the options bar. Once the tool is created, a separate layer will be created. The shortcut key is U.

In this article, we have discussed the most critical tools in Photoshop Tools. We recommend that when you read the article, open Adobe Photoshop, and get an idea of ​​its tools. The photoshop tools we’ve discussed can be customized according to the photoshop version. But the behavior of tools in every version is very similar. Watch the attached videos and see how the photoshop tools work. Share this article with your friends. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or questions regarding this, leave a comment in the comments box below. Read our previous articles. Click here to read.

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