Make selections with the Rectangular Marquee tool

The Rectangular Marquee tool makes a selection in the shape of a rectangle.

Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool

  1. Select the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) .

  2. Use the Options bar to customize tool settings, like Add to Selection or Subtract from Selection, to get the selection you want. 

  3. Draw the selection area.

    • Rectangular: Drag over the area you want to select. 
    • Square: Hold down the Shift key and drag diagonally in any direction.
    • Draw from the center out: Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS) as you drag.


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