In this post, we will be sharing how to deselect in Photoshop. Photoshop has a number of tools designed to assist you to select objects, which include the Polygonal Lasso, Magic Wand, and Rectangular Marquee tools. Each of those tools is easily available through the main Photoshop toolbar. How to deselect in Photoshop is quite much less obvious.
Deselecting areas in photos and layers in Adobe Photoshop are actually easier to select them. We’ll show you how to deselect objects using a few approaches in this photo editing tool.
Tip: Know that deselecting an object does not change that object in any way. It only clears the selection.
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How to Deselect in Photoshop with a Keyboard Shortcut in Photoshop
A fast approach to deselect an area in Photoshop is to use the keyboard shortcut. It works for Windows and Mac computers.
- To use it, open the Photoshop window where you have made the selection you need to deselect.
- Press Ctrl/Cmd + D to deselect the selected area.
- Photoshop immediately deselects the selected area on the image.
Deselect Area with Right-Click Option
Another approach to deselect an area in Photoshop is to use an option from the right-click menu.
- To use that, first, open the Photoshop window where you’ve got an image’s area selected.
- Right-click on the selected area of the image and, in the menu that opens, select “Deselect”.
- And Photoshop will delete your selection.
Deselect Area with a Menu bar Option
If you prefer the use of menu bar options, the menu bar contains an option to delete the selection.
- To use it, find the selected area in the image in Photoshop.
- In the Photoshop menu bar, click Select > Deselect.
- Tip: To reselect the deselected area, choose Select -> Reselect from the Photoshop menu bar.
- Photoshop will deselect the selected area to your image.
Deselect a layer in Photoshop
Deselecting a layer in Photoshop is likewise easy.
- To do this, in the “Layers” panel on the right of the Photoshop interface, click anywhere on the panel (but not on any layer).
- Click the blank area in the “Layers” panel.
- This deselects the selected layers. Consider merging layers if they are cluttering the panel.
And that’s how you clear different selections in Adobe Photoshop!
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