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5 - Mish Mash Tools

(Photoshop Elements 11 & Later)

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Mish Mash is not an official phrase.

The tools here are a mish mash.

Brush Tool

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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Blue tip

Used a lot

Blue swirl

Little used

Blue tip w/box & arrows

Change a color

Eraser Tool

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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Eraser

Erase pixels

Eraser w/scissors

Erase backgrounds

Eraser with sun

Erase more automatically

Gradient Tool

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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Fading rectangle

Fade an effect from

full-strength to weaker

Color Picker Tool

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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Eyedropper

Choose a color

Custom Shape Tools

There are many custom shape tools.

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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Blue star

Make shapes

Type Tools

There are many type tools.

The most used, the Horizontal Type tool, is listed below.

The other type tools are described here.

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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T

Enter text

Pencil Tool

Tool Panel

Tool Options

The Tool

Icon Looks Like

Tool Does This

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Pencil

Pixel-by-pixel & lines