Rectangular Marquee Tool Elliptical Marquee Tool Column Marquee Tool Row Marquee Tool Freehand Selection Tool Marquee Selection Tools

The Marquee Selection Tools provide various ways of applying selections to your image.

The Marquee Selection Tools are available in various shapes including Rectangular, Elliptical, Column, and Row. All marquees are applied by simply selecting the desired shape and then dragging on your image.

A Freehand Selection Tool is also available for defining the selection area as a drawn pencil line, polygonal straight line edges, or snapped magnetic nodes.


The settings for each tool vary but may include some or all of the following settings, which can be adjusted from the context toolbar:

About selection modes

The four modes available from the context toolbar affect how your selection develops.

Freehand selection types

The Freehand Selection Tool offers three distinct selection types: