Photoshop Toolbox Reference

This section of the site is a comprehensive Photoshop Toolbox reference. Click on a tool to view its video-manual*.

Icon Tool Key Purpose   Icon Tool Key Purpose
Elliptical Marquee Elliptical Marquee M selecting Single Row Marquee Single Row Marquee - selecting
Rectangular Marquee Rectangular Marquee M selecting Single Column Marquee Single Column Marquee selecting
Lasso Lasso L selecting Move Move V transforming
Polygonal Lasso Polygonal Lasso L selecting Magic Wand Magic Wand W selecting
Magnetic Lasso Magnetic Lasso L selecting Crop Crop C transforming
Slice Slice K web design Slice Select Slice Select K web design
Healing Brush Healing Brush J retouching Patch Patch J retouching


B painting Pencil Pencil B painting
Clone Stamp Clone Stamp S painting Pattern Stamp Pattern Stamp S painting
History Brush History Brush Y restores to selected history state Art History Brush Art History Brush Y painting
Airbrush Airbrush J painting Eraser Eraser E erasing
Background Eraser Background Eraser E erasing Magic Eraser Magic Eraser E erasing
Paint Bucket Paint Bucket G painting Gradient Gradient G painting
Blur Blur R unfocusing Sharpen Sharpen R focusing
Smudge Smudge R painting Sponge Sponge O color adjustment
Dodge Dodge O tonal adjustment Burn Burn O tonal adjustment
Horizontal Type Horizontal Type T typing Vertical Type Vertical Type T typing
Horizontal Type Mask Horizontal Type Mask T typing Vertical Type Mask Vertical Type Mask T typing
Direct Selection Direct Selection A drawing Path Selection Path Selection A drawing
Pen Pen P drawing Freeform Pen Freeform Pen P drawing
Add Anchor Point Add Anchor Point - drawing Delete Anchor Point Delete Anchor Point - drawing
Convert Point Convert Point - drawing Rectangle Rectangle U drawing
Rounded Rectangle Rounded Rectangle U drawing Ellipse Ellipse U drawing
Polygon Polygon U drawing Line Line U drawing
Custom Shape Custom Shape U drawing Eyedropper Eyedropper I choosing color
Color Sampler Color Sampler I color information Measure Measure I geometrical measurements
Notes N non-printable data Audio Annotation Audio Annotation N non-printable data
Hand Hand H navigating Zoom Zoom Z image viewing
Color Selecting box Color Selecting box - displays current color Color Replacement Color Replacement J retouching
Mode Selector Mode Selector Q selecting Jump to Image Ready Jump to Image Ready Shift+
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