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Photoshop Tutorials: Marquee Tools Cutting and Clone Mode

Howdy! Today we will  learn about Marquee Tools Cutting and Clone Mode. In marquee tools, there are 4 sub tools like Rectangular Marquee Tool, Elliptical Marquee Tool, Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tool. Every tool can be used for different ways or for different purposes.

Here we will discuss all these one by one with a help of images examples. So be attentive and read this tutorial complete, all guide of these tools has been described in below.

For Secret Guide See this also:

http://digital-photography-school.com/five-secrets-of-the-marquee-tools-in-photoshop/

Let’s See Marquee Tools Cutting and Clone Mode

1: Rectangular Marquee Tool

Way First for Selection: In this tool list, first of all, Rectangular Marquee Tool is listed. Now see how it can be used in Photoshop for selection.

First of all select the Rectangular Marquee Tool from Tool Bar. Plot the shape rectangular on the White Blank Sheet like below Picture.

The Rectangular Shape has been plotted. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com
The rectangular has been made, now fill out the plotted area by any color with Paint Bucket Tool.

Choose a color from Color Picker Foreground Window and spread it by Paint Bucket Tool.

The Rectangular area filed by blue color. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

You can fill out any selected area by Rectangular Marquee tool. This was the first way to use Rectangular Marquee Tool let’s see the second way.

Way Second For Cutting: Rectangular Marquee Tool can be used for cutting in Rectangular Shapes. You can cut off or dispatch any graphic portion in Rectangular Figure. Select any portion which you want to cut and do Right Click on the selected portion and pick up the option Layer Via Cut. Now you will see the separate layer has been generated, dispatch this portion by Move Tool.

The Rectangular area has been cut. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Way Third for Cloning: The Rectangular Marquee Tool can be used for cloning. You can clone any portion of the graphic in a rectangular limited area.

First plot the rectangular by Marquee Tool and clone the other image in this limited area.

Marquee Tools Cutting and Clone Modes. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

2: Elliptical Marquee Tool

Way First for Cutting: This tool is located at the second position in this list; we can use this tool many ways. Now we are going to cut a portion of wallpaper in a spherical shape.

First of all select the Elliptical Marquee Tool and plot a circle path on wallpaper. Do Right Click on the selected area and pick up the option Layer Via Cut. A new layer will be created in Layer panel, now select the Move tool and separate this from the original wallpaper.

Elliptical Ways to Use Marquee Tools for cutting. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Way Second for Cloning: The Elliptical Marquee Tool can be used in a second way. You can clone image circle bounded, for this purpose plot the circle by Elliptical Marquee Tool on the white sheet. Select the Clone Stamp Tool and hold the ALT key and click on the portion which you want to clone.

Now clone the area in the circle like below picture.

Elliptical Marquee Tool Example of Elliptical Clone. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

3: Single Row and Column Marquee Tool

These tools Single Row use as horizontally and Single Column as vertically. These tools can be used in many ways like plotting graph, plotting square boxes or plotting the line horizontally and vertically.

The Single Row and Column Marquee tools can be used for Graphic or Grid cutting. Before plotting the graph or grid, you must press the command Ctrl + R for fathometer. Select this tool from the toolbar and plot the lines horizontally and vertically like graph or grid structure.

Keep in mind if one line has been dropped then press the Shift command and then plot another line.

Single row and column plotted for Grid. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Now go to View -> Show -> Grid, you will see our structure will converted at proper grid layout.

This is Layout the Grid on the sheet. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Now go to Edit -> Preferences -> Grid Slice in new window manages Grid Lines and subdivision like below picture.

Here manage the grid lines and subdivision. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Click on an OK button to apply the Gird lines. Your Grid Structure will look like below picture.

This is final grid structure after Edition. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Select each line horizontally and vertically and go to Edit -> Fill. In new window fill out with Black option and click Ok button. Now paint out every box with different colors by Paint Bucket Tool. Go to Select -> Deselect, you will see selected paths will be removed.

This is final Grid after filling colors. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Finally, we have learned about Marquee Tools for selection Cutting and Cloning. I hope you will understand better and have cleared your concepts. For more information of Photoshop Tools.

See this also: A Complete Guide of Tools

Conclusion

In the above tutorial, we have discussed possible ways to use Marquee Tools. It was not a difficult work; these were basic things. I have described these with different ways and examples of images. Enjoy the tutorial and do a practice of every tool at your behalf.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, Web Developing and Web Designing.

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