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Photoshop Marquee Select Tools

Photoshop Marquee Select ToolsThe marquee tools are selection tools which allow you to select rectangles, ellipses and 1-pixel rows and columns.

The marquee tools are located at the top left of the Photoshop Toolbox. Click and hold your mouse over the marquee tool to see the four options:

Rectangle Marquee

Make a rectangular selection. Hold the shift key down to constrain the selection to a square.

Note: ImageReady also allows rounded corners in rectangles.

Elliptical Marquee

Make an elliptical selection. Hold the shift key down to constrain the selection to a circle.

Single Row Marquee

Make a horizontal selection 1 pixel high.

Single Column Marquee

Make a vertical selection 1 pixel wide.


Marquee Options

When you select any marquee tool, related options appear in the Tool Options bar (just below the main menu). This allows you to set the type of selection, feathering, etc. Options are slightly different for each marquee tool.

Photoshop Tool Options
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