Common Adobe CS4 Tools
Adobe CS4 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 tools and what each one does.
|Tool||What It Does|
|Selection||Selects elements in the document.|
|Marquee||Selects elements in a document using a rectangular or oval
|Lasso||Makes freehand selections in a document.|
|Magic Wand||Selects similar adjoining colors in a document.|
|Pencil||Makes freehand solid marks (with a hard edge) in the
|Pen||Creates vector paths in a document.|
|Brush||Creates painterly brush marks in the document; brushes vary in
size, shape, and pattern.
|Text||Adds text to the document.|
|Shape||Creates various shapes in the document.|
|Scale||Increases or decreases the scale (size) of an element in
|Hand||Moves the contents of the document for viewing purposes.|
|Zoom||Changes the magnification of the document.|