Adobe CS5 Common Tools
Adobe CS5 is full of tools, most identified with little icons that hint at their functions. For example, use the tool that looks like a brush if you want to create brush marks. (Smart, huh?) Peruse this table that shows the most common Adobe CS5 tools and what each one does.
|Tool||What You Can Do with It|
|Selection||Select elements in the document.|
|Marquee||Select elements in a document using a rectangular or oval
|Lasso||Make freehand selections in a document.|
|Magic Wand||Select similar adjoining colors in a document.|
|Pencil||Make freehand solid marks (with a hard edge) in the
|Pen||Create vector paths in a document.|
|Brush||Create painterly brush marks in the document; brushes vary in
size, shape, and pattern.
|Text||Add text to the document.|
|Shape||Create various shapes in the document.|
|Scale||Increase or decrease the scale (size) of an element in
|Hand||Move the contents of the document for viewing purposes.|
|Zoom||Change the magnification of the document.|