How to Select an Image with Photoshop Elements 6

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Part of Photoshop Elements 6 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Manipulating images is what Photoshop Elements 6 is designed to do. This table tells you how to select your heart out — everything from adding to a selection in Photoshop to deselecting to hiding a selection. If you can select it, this table tells you how.

To Do This . . . Do This . . .
Add to selection Shift+drag
Deselect from a selection Alt+drag
Deselect all but intersected area Shift+Alt+drag
Deselect Ctrl+D
Reselect last selection Ctrl+Shift+D
Select everything Ctrl+A
Hide selection outline Ctrl+H
Cut selection Ctrl+X
Copy selection Ctrl+C
Paste last cut or copied image Ctrl+V
Paste into a selection Ctrl+Shift+V
Adjust levels Ctrl+L
Adjust hue or saturation Ctrl+U
Adjust image size Ctrl+Alt+I
Open pop-up menu for Create options Ctrl+Alt+C