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How to Deselect in Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to deselect in Photoshop. I'll explain everything in so much detail that everyone can learn, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

What You Will Learn in This Photoshop Tutorial

  • How to deselect in Photoshop
  • How to deselect a layer in Photoshop
  • How to deselect all layers in Photoshop
  • How to deselect something in Photoshop
  • Photoshop deselect shortcut

1. How to Deselect a Layer in Photoshop

In this section, you'll learn how to deselect a layer in Photoshop. To deselect a layer, go to Select > Deselect Layers and any selected layer will be deselected. This is also how to deselect all layers in Photoshop if you have multiple layers or all of them selected. 

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For demonstration purposes, I'm going to use the Select | Email Signature Template.

Or you can click anywhere in the empty area of the Layers panel, below the Background layer, and any selected layer/layers will be deselected.

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2. How to Deselect Something in Photoshop

In this section, we are going to deselect a selection in Photoshop. To deselect a selection, go to Select > Deselect and any active selection will be deselected. This is also how to deselect something in Photoshop if you have an active selection of some layer.

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Or you can press Control-D on your keyboard, which is the shortcut for deselect in Photoshop, and any active selection will be deselected.

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You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! You've learned how to unselect in Photoshop, how to deselect something in Photoshop, and the Photoshop deselect shortcut. Here is our final result:

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