Appendix: Tools panel overview

Photoshop CC 2019 Tools Panel

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The Move tool moves selections, layers, and guides.

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The lasso tools make freehand, polygonal (straight-edged), and magnetic (snap-to) selections.

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The crop tools trim, straighten, and change the perspective of images.

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The Artboard tool moves, resizes, and adds artboards.

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The Quick Selection tool lets you quickly “paint” a selection using an adjustable round brush tip.

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The Frame tool creates placeholder rectangles, so you can design now and drop in final artwork later.

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The marquee tools make rectangular, elliptical, single row, and single column selections.

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The Magic Wand tool selects similarly colored areas.

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The Slice tool creates slices which can be exported as separate images.

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The Slice Select tool selects slices.

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The Color Sampler tool samples up to four areas of an image.

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The Count tool counts objects in an image.

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The Eyedropper tool samples colors in an image.

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The Ruler tool measures distances, locations, and angles.

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The Spot Healing Brush tool quickly removes blemishes and imperfections from photographs that have a uniform background.

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The 3D Material Eyedropper tool loads selected material from a 3D object.

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The Note tool makes notes that can be attached to an image.

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The Healing Brush tool paints with a sample or pattern to repair imperfections in an image.

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The Patch tool repairs imperfections in a selected area of an image, using a sample or pattern.

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The Brush tool paints brush strokes.

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The Mixer Brush tool blends a sampled color with an existing color.

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The Content-Aware Move tool recomposes and blends pixels to accommodate a moved object.

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The Pencil tool paints hard-edged strokes.

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The Clone Stamp tool paints with a sample of an image.

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The Red Eye tool removes red eye in flash photos with one click.

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The Color Replacement tool substitutes one color for another.

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The Pattern Stamp tool paints with a part of an image as a pattern.

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The History Brush tool paints a copy of the selected state or snapshot into the current image window.

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The Background Eraser tool erases areas to transparency by dragging.

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The Paint Bucket tool fills similarly colored areas with the foreground color.

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The Art History Brush tool paints stylized strokes that simulate the look of different paint styles.

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The Magic Eraser tool erases solid-colored areas to transparency in a single click.

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The 3D Material Drop tool drops the material loaded in the 3D Material Eyedropper tool onto the targeted area of a 3D object.

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The Eraser tool erases pixels and restores parts of an image to a previously saved state.

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The Gradient tool creates straight-line, radial, angle, reflected, and diamond blends between colors.

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The Blur tool blurs hard edges in an image.

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The Sharpen tool sharpens soft edges in an image.

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The Burn tool darkens areas in an image.

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The type tools create type on an image.

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The Smudge tool smudges data in an image.

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The Sponge tool changes the color saturation of an area.

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The type mask tools create a selection in the shape of type.

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The Dodge tool lightens areas in an image.

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The pen tools draw and modify smooth-edged paths.

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The path selection tools make shape or segment selections showing anchor points, direction lines, and direction points.

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The shape tools and Line tool draw shapes and lines in a normal layer or shape layer.

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The Rotate View tool turns the canvas for stylus painting and drawing.

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The Custom Shape tool makes customized shapes selected from a custom shape list.

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The Zoom tool magnifies and reduces the view of an image.

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The Hand tool moves an image within its window.

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