Guess what the Adobe Photoshop CC Oval Selection Tool does? Well, here you go. You use the Adobe Photoshop CC Oval Selection Tool to select Ovals and circles.
When you are using the Adobe Photoshop CC Oval Selection Tool, if you hold the shift key down while dragging to select your oval area, the oval will create a perfect circle.
Here is something really cool. Let´s say you are trying to select a tire that is on a car, and the tire has a dot right in the middle of the hub cap. Do you see the picture here? Can you see the tire? What you do is hover over the dot in the middle of the hubcap, then hold the ALT key down and drag your mouse outward from the center of the tire. Thus, with the Adobe Photoshop CC Oval Selection Tool, not only can you select from the outside and round the object, but alternatively, you can start from the inside ( or middle I guess you would say ) and drag outwards.
In this video, we introduce the concept of “inverting a selection.”
Before I move ahead with that idea, let’s talk about how important selection is in Photoshop. In any other program on the planet (except Adobe Illustrator), if you want to “Select All”, you would go to the edit drop down menu and find “Select All.” Or of course you could do the key stroke thing, but let’s ignore that for now.
If you want to select all in Photoshop, you would have to go to the “Select” drop down menu at the very top of Photoshop and find all kinds of cool selection options.
I point this out because I´m introducing, “inverting a selection.” Once you have selected, let’s say an oval going around your Grandmother’s head, then perhaps you want to get rid of all the stuff around her, the stuff outside of the oval. This is a prime to to invert the selection, using the Invert Selection Option from the Select drop down menu at the top of Photoshop.
I love that function and use it all of the time with the Adobe Photoshop CC Oval Selection Tool.