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For irregular shapes and objects, you can freely draw with the Lasso Tool to get the selection you need. Learn to adjust your selections, add borders, and add feathering!

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Get anything out of the way with the Content-Aware Move Tool! Move an object in an image, while Photoshop fills the gap by automatically sampling surrounding areas.

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There are several tools in Photoshop that will help you get accurate measurements, but the easiest one to use is the Ruler tool.

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When cropping isn’t enough, try the Perspective Crop Tool! Not only can you adjust composition and aspect ratio but you can also straighten objects in an image that might be slightly distorted.

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Based off of color and tone, the Magic Wand Tool can make quick work out of the most complex selections. Learn what situations are best for this powerful tool and how to add and subtract from your selections to make them perfect.

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The Marquee Tool is one of many selection tools that can select objects for color change, cut objects out, and replace part of an image. Best of all, it’s the easiest to use and a great entry into understanding how to master selections.

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Perfect for retouching areas that contain a hard edge or line, the Clone Stamp Tool is one of the go-to tools for any retoucher, composite artist, or photo editor.

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Blemishes be gone! The Healing Brush Tool is great for small and precise work such as removing scars, tattoos or a stray strand of hair.

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Select large areas easily with the Quick Selection Tool. Learn when and how to make the most of this smart feature and learn how to further refine your selections.

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The Spot Healing Brush Tool is great for removing blemishes and distractions from your image. Unlike the Healing Brush Tool, you don’t need to pick a sample area to work from, Photoshop does it for you.

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Perfect for images with high contrast, the Magnetic Lasso is a smart tool that can automatically detect edges, making the process of selecting an object incredibly easy! Learn how and when it’s best to use it in this tutorial.

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The Pen Tool is one of the most challenging tools in Photoshop to master but it is the best way to create perfect, precise selections. Learn everything you need to know about Paths and the Pen Tool in this essential tutorial.

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Opposite of The Dodge Tool, The Burn Tool darkens pixels as you paint. Best used in conjunction with The Dodge Tool, this is a great tool for adding definition to your images.

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There are several ways to blur objects in Photoshop, but the Blur Tool comes with a number of ways to control and fine tune it. Unlike Blur Filters, The Blur Tool allows you to precisely apply a blur to certain areas in an image.

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Modeled after techniques used when developing film, The Dodge Tool enables you to lighten pixels in your image. This is great for drawing attention or creating contours.

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There are several different ways to apply Gradients to your image, but their basic function is creating a gradual change between colors or a color to transparent.

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The Rectangle tool creates vector based rectangles that can be scaled up or down infinitely.

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Similar to the Rectangle Tool, The Ellipse Tool gives you the ability to make vector based circles and ovals that can be infinitely scaled up and down.

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Adding text to your image is easy with the Text Tool. Plus, there are tons of adjustments and controls that can be applied to change the way your text appears.

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Required for almost any project, learn to use the Move Tool to precisely relocate, resize, and align objects in an image.

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The Smudge Tool essentially pushes pixels around in your image. Although it is not the most practical tool, there are some artistic applications.

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The Polygon Tool allows you to create a shape with as many sides as you want. Best of all, they are vector based objects, so they can be scaled up and down without losing quality.

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One of the most useful navigational tools when doing closeup, detailed work, The Hand Tool allows you to easily move around your images.

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The Custom Shape Tool is great because you can create any shape you want, and since they are vector, they can be scaled infinitely up and down without losing resolution.

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Layer masks give you the ability to hide or show certain parts of layers. Best of all, they are completely reversible, so you can always bring back whatever you have hidden.

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