Photoshop and online tools let you to take your digital artwork to the next level. Learn how to use layers to create complex designs, and use the Crop tool and the Slice tool to crop or slice portions of an image. You can create lines using the brushing and drawing tools. You can also make use of the Brush and Pencil tools to paint large splashes of colors. The Eyedropper lets you capture and match colors in an image. Measurement tools allow for precise positioning and measurements.

Selecting an area and applying different effects to it is possible using the selection tools. The Lasso tool, with its Polygonal Lasso and Magnetic variants, gives you more precise control over the selection. You can then use the patch tool fix the selection you have made, or you can use the Content-Aware Move tool to move an object or layer, without altering its appearance or altering other elements of the image around it.

Blur softens pixels and makes them less distinct. This can be useful to reduce glare, or create a dreamy look. Sharpen is the opposite of Blur, it makes the pixels more distinct. It’s often employed to remove wrinkles and other imperfections. Dodge and Burn lighten or darken pixels, while the Sponge tool absorbs or releases color, so it can be helpful for correcting areas that have a contrast that is too high. The Move tool lets you move an object or layer by dragging it. You can create a keyboard shortcut for switching between tools. You can also alter the setting to determine if Photoshop switches between tools if you press the key and hold it down Shift.