Shown here is the Photoshop
Elements toolbar, where all the basic tools
reside. Hopefully this should be easily
visible on the left of your main Photoshop
Below are the names of each tool, from top to
bottom, with a short description. Some of the
icons have more than one tool hidden away in
them. This is shown by a small black triangle on
the lower right of the icon. Here, I have
grouped the names to show they share a button.
To access the hidden tools, hold your mouse
button down on the icon in your program toolbar
until a secondary menu appears.
Move Tool - Much more than just move.
Zoom Tool - Adjusts the current image
Hand Tool - View different parts of your
image without using the scroll bars.
Eyedropper Tool - Places a colour from your
image into the palette.
Rectangular Marquee Tool - Makes a
Elliptical Marquee Tool - Makes an
Lasso Tool - Lets you draw on a selection
Magnetic Lasso Tool - Helps you draw a
selection shape by helping trace certain parts
of the image.
Polygonal Lasso Tool - Lets you draw a
selection shape line by line.
Magic Wand Tool - Moves selections or
Selection Brush Tool - Lets you draw a
selection using brushes.
Horizontal Type Tool - Inserts text
Vertical Type Tool - Inserts text
Horizontal Type Mask Tool - Creates a mask
from horizontal text.
Vertical Type Mask Tool - Creates a mask
from vertical text.
Crop Tool - Removes the edges of an image.
Cookie Cutter Tool - Cuts a custom shape out
of the image.
Red Eye Removal Tool - Removes red eye from
Spot Healing Brush Tool - Helps repair
Healing Brush Tool - Helps repair larger
areas of damage in images.
Clone Stamp Tool - Duplicates parts of an
Pattern Stamp Tool - Duplicates patterns or
patterned images onto another image.
Pencil Tool - Draws freehand like a pencil.
Eraser Tool - Erases part of your image.
Background Eraser Tool - Removes the
background behind part of an image.
Magic Eraser Tool - Erases all similar
pixels in part of an image.
Brush Tool - Draws with the selected brush
Impressionist Brush Tool - Changes parts of
the image to look stylised.
Color Replacement Tool - Replaces certain
colors in parts of your image.
Paint Bucket Tool - Fills an area with
Gradient Tool - Fills an area with a blend
between several colours.
Rectangle Tool - Draws a rectangle of color.
Rounded Rectangle Tool - Draws a rounded
rectangle of color.
Ellipse Tool - Draws an ellipse of color.
Polygon Tool - Draws a polygon of color.
Line Tool - Draws a line.
Custom Shape Tool - Draws a shape template
Shape Selection Tool - Allows the selection
and movement of individual shapes.
Blur Tool - Blurs parts of an image.
Sharpen Tool - Sharpens part of an image.
Smudge Tool - Smudges part of an image.
Sponge Tool - Changes the vividness of part
of an image.
Dodge Tool - Lightens part of an image.
Burn Tool - Darkens part of an image.
Color Palette - Selects colors to use with
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