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Adobe Photoshop Direct Selection Tool Tutorial Classes

Adobe Photoshop Direct Selection Tool

What is Direct Selection Tool?

Photoshop provides a suite of vector path drawing tools that work in similarly as the pen tools found in other graphics programs, such as Adobe Illustrator. If you are approaching Photoshop for the very first time and have never any type of experience utilizing vector path drawing tools, then the Photoshop path tools could need some getting made use of to.

How to Use Direct Selection Tool?

The direct selection tool can be utilized to pick specific anchor points on an entire path or sub path. If you have a path that shows up in a Photoshop file, marquee drag or click with the direct selection tool to pick a path as well as this will make active those anchor points that fall within wherever you marquee dragged or clicked. You can tell if the anchor points have actually been active because they will look like filled squares, whereas the anchor points on a path that are not active are presented with hollow squares. When anchor points have actually been made active you can make use of the direct selection tool to rearrange these, or make use of the keyboard arrow secrets to push the anchor point positions. Note that the Command/Control key can also be utilized to switch the pen tool to the direct selection tool.


The Direct Selection Tool selects and moves existing path's/ vector shape mask's segments/ anchor points:

  1. In the Toolbox, pick the Direct Selection Tool.
  2. Drag out the photo to select a path or shape section or click directly on an anchor point to select it *.
  3. Drag selected anchor point or segment (by an anchor point) to re-shape path or vector shape mask.
  4. Drag direction point of a selected anchor point to change curve's amplitude and/ or direction.
  5. To remove picked section or anchor point press [Delete] key.
  6. To select 2 or even more segment or anchor points press [Shift] key while selecting.

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