Discover Selection Tricks in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

Part of the Photoshop Elements 9 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many of the cool Photoshop Elements effects begin with a good selection. The following table offers handy how-to's for the most common Photoshop Elements selection tricks (whether you use Windows or Mac OS X).

Photoshop Elements Selection Trick Windows Macintosh
Add to selection Shift-drag Shift-drag
Deselect from a selection Alt-drag Option-drag
Deselect all but intersected area Shift+Alt-drag Shift+Option-drag
Deselect Ctrl+D Command+D
Reselect last selection Ctrl+Shift+D Command+Shift+D
Select everything on current layer Ctrl+A Command+A
Hide selection outline Ctrl+H Command+H
Cut selection Ctrl+X Command+X
Copy selection Ctrl+C Command+C
Paste last cut or copied image Ctrl+V Command+V
Paste into a selection Ctrl+Shift+V Command+Shift+V
Adjust levels Ctrl+L Command+L
Adjust hue or saturation Ctrl+U Command+U
Adjust image size Ctrl+Alt+I Command+Option+I
Open pop-up menu for Create options Ctrl+Alt+C Command+Option+C
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