Appendix: Tools panel overview
Photoshop CC 2019 Tools Panel
The Move tool moves selections, layers, and guides.
The lasso tools make freehand, polygonal (straight-edged), and magnetic (snap-to) selections.
The crop tools trim, straighten, and change the perspective of images.
The Artboard tool moves, resizes, and adds artboards.
The Quick Selection tool lets you quickly “paint” a selection using an adjustable round brush tip.
The Frame tool creates placeholder rectangles, so you can design now and drop in final artwork later.
The marquee tools make rectangular, elliptical, single row, and single column selections.
The Magic Wand tool selects similarly colored areas.
The Slice tool creates slices which can be exported as separate images.
The Slice Select tool selects slices.
The Color Sampler tool samples up to four areas of an image.
The Count tool counts objects in an image.
The Eyedropper tool samples colors in an image.
The Ruler tool measures distances, locations, and angles.
The Spot Healing Brush tool quickly removes blemishes and imperfections from photographs that have a uniform background.
The 3D Material Eyedropper tool loads selected material from a 3D object.
The Note tool makes notes that can be attached to an image.
The Healing Brush tool paints with a sample or pattern to repair imperfections in an image.
The Patch tool repairs imperfections in a selected area of an image, using a sample or pattern.
The Brush tool paints brush strokes.
The Mixer Brush tool blends a sampled color with an existing color.
The Content-Aware Move tool recomposes and blends pixels to accommodate a moved object.
The Pencil tool paints hard-edged strokes.
The Clone Stamp tool paints with a sample of an image.
The Red Eye tool removes red eye in flash photos with one click.
The Color Replacement tool substitutes one color for another.
The Pattern Stamp tool paints with a part of an image as a pattern.
The History Brush tool paints a copy of the selected state or snapshot into the current image window.
The Background Eraser tool erases areas to transparency by dragging.
The Paint Bucket tool fills similarly colored areas with the foreground color.
The Art History Brush tool paints stylized strokes that simulate the look of different paint styles.
The Magic Eraser tool erases solid-colored areas to transparency in a single click.
The 3D Material Drop tool drops the material loaded in the 3D Material Eyedropper tool onto the targeted area of a 3D object.
The Eraser tool erases pixels and restores parts of an image to a previously saved state.
The Gradient tool creates straight-line, radial, angle, reflected, and diamond blends between colors.
The Blur tool blurs hard edges in an image.
The Sharpen tool sharpens soft edges in an image.
The Burn tool darkens areas in an image.
The type tools create type on an image.
The Smudge tool smudges data in an image.
The Sponge tool changes the color saturation of an area.
The type mask tools create a selection in the shape of type.
The Dodge tool lightens areas in an image.
The pen tools draw and modify smooth-edged paths.
The path selection tools make shape or segment selections showing anchor points, direction lines, and direction points.
The shape tools and Line tool draw shapes and lines in a normal layer or shape layer.
The Rotate View tool turns the canvas for stylus painting and drawing.
The Custom Shape tool makes customized shapes selected from a custom shape list.
The Zoom tool magnifies and reduces the view of an image.
The Hand tool moves an image within its window.