5 Photoshop Tools Every Designer Should Know

5 Photoshop Tools Every Designer Should Know

Photoshop, an Adobe product is one of the best photo editing software available in the market. It is one of the best tools that is used by the website designers. Being a newbie in the field of web design, you need to gain a good command on Photoshop and Dreamweaver software.

If you are a newcomer and are planning to move ahead in this field, you need to learn Photoshop software. With the help of this tool, you will be able to make live your ideas in the form of website designs, logo designs, banner designs, infographics, etc.

Photoshop Tools Every Web Designer Should Know

Following are 5 tools that will help you in getting a basic knowledge of Photoshop.

Magic Wand Tool:

The magic wand tool is used in case you need to remove a selected portion of an image. It is an ideal tool for working on the background. You can use this tool when you have a background with single color.

To use this tool, select the magic wand tool present in the toolbox. Using that tool, click on the region that you want to remove. Once you select the region, it will be highlighted with a motion outlines. Now deleted the portion by simply pressing DEL button on your keyboard
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You can adjust the selection of colors by using the Tolerance, present below the Menu bar.

Magnetic Lasso Tool:

This tool is used to select the region you want to keep. It creates an outline as you move the cursor over the image.

To use this tool, right click on the Lasso tool and click on the Magnetic Lasso Tool. Then click on a starting point where you want to start the selection. Once you set a starting point, move the cursor around the image you want to select.

After moving the cursor around the image, bring it back to the starting point. As you reached the initial point, the portion will be selected and will see a motion line around it.

Pen Tool:

There are many images in which a selection is to be made, but the selection is having a complex shape. In that case, the Pen tool is the best option to use. The pen tool is used to select the section of an image as per your requirement.

To use this tool, click on the Pen Tool from the toolbox and select the portion you want to work upon. As you move the mouse, click on the image to set the path and reach the starting point after rolling around the portion of the image.

Spot Healing Brush Tool:

A tool for editing anything is worthless if it can’t remove spots from any face. The spot healing tool is available in Photoshop to remove any sort of unwanted spots from the image. It is highly used to develop a clear face of any human being.

To use this tool, click on the Spot Healing Brush Tool from the toolbox. Now click on the spot you want to correct. The tool will automatically heal the spot according to the surrounding colors.

Gradient Tool:

By default, you can fill a single color in an image. But to make the image creative, you need to use some gradients in the image. The gradient tool is present in Photoshop to apply multiple colors in an image.

To use the gradient, right click on the paint bucket tool from the toolbox. From the options select the Gradient tool. Then, click on the screen from where you want to start the gradient and without releasing the mouse button, drag the cursor to the point you want the gradient to apply. After reaching the ending point, release the cursor. You will see the gradient applied successfully.

Now, as a beginner, you are all set to test your skills and edit different images as per your need.

Note: Never use Photoshop for an illegal purpose. The tools are provided to make good and impressive images.

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