PicsArt Selection Tool | How To Use the Selection Tool in PicsArt

A Step by Step Tutorial to help you learn How To Use the PicsArt Selection Tools with explanations to each of the following options under PicsArt Selection Tools.

Hello There! This is Daimary John and in this article, “PicsArt Selection Tools“. We will learn,

What is PicsArt Selection Tools?

PicsArt Selection Tool” is an editing tool in PicsArt which is used to select a portion of an image for easier editing.

PicsArt Selection Tools interface

PicsArt Selection Tool helps in highlighting a specific area of an image so that you may work efficiently and effectively.

What are the different types of Selection Tools in PicsArt?

PicsArt Selection Tool” complies a set of 3 dedicated “Selection Tools” to enhance your creativity and control over the image. This includes,

  • Rectangular
  • Circular and,
  • Marquee Tool

In order to make the Selection Process easier, PicsArt also offers the “Brush Tool” and the “Eraser Tool” too.

PicsArt Selection Tool

Let us get to know more about each one of the selection tools offered by PicsArt.

Green Apple

For this tutorial, we will be using the image above. It’s an image of a Green Apple.


You can make rectangular selections with the “Rectangular Selection Tool“.

PicsArt Selection Tools Rectangular Selection

You get two options with the Rectangular Selection Tool. These are the “Add” and the “Subtract”.

Below is a brief explanation of the two options.

1. Add

“Add” option allows you to make multiple selections or add the two selections to make one complete selection.

Add option has an icon with a positive (+) sign on it.

2. Subtract

“Subtract” option allows you to subtract a selection, with the current selection.

Subtract option has an icon with a negative (-) sign on it.

Note : The “Add” and “Subtract” option is available for “Marquee” as well as “Circular” selection tools too.


With the help of “Circular Selection”, you can make precise circular or oval selections.

PicsArt Selection Tools circular Selection

You can make quick round selections in your image.

Refer to the image above for more information.


PicsArt Selection Tools MarqueeThe “Marquee Tool” in PicsArt can be used to make quick selections by outlining an area.


The “Brush Tool” allows you to make complex selections, just like the Free Crop Tool.

PicsArt Selection Tools Brush

You do not get the two “Add” and “Subtract” options with the Brush Tool.

The brush tool can be used to make selections based on a free manner. You can also adjust the size of the brush by sliding the button to the left or right.


Eraser Tool” can be used to erase all the mistakes.

Eraser Tool can also be used as a part of selection tools by erasing all the unwanted areas in a creative manner.

Just like the brush tool mentioned above. You can adjust the size of the Eraser Tool by the same.

What are the options of PicsArt Selection Tools?

At the top you get 6 more options to increase control over the selection. These are

  • Copy
  • Cut
  • Paste
  • Effects
  • Crop and,
  • Inverse

PicsArt Selection Tools Controls

Let’s get to more about each one of these options in the paragraphs below.

1. Copy

The “copy” option will make a copy of the current Selection.

2. Cut

“Cut” option will cut out the selection so that you can,

3. Paste

Paste it in the desired area of the image.

4. Effects

You can also add a wide range of Effects to your Selection. You can add blur, sepia and other huge collection of PicsArt Effects.

5. Crop

“Crop Tool” enables you to crop out the Selection. If you crop the inner portion of the image. You will now get an image with a transparent background.

6. Inverse

You can “inverse” the selected area with the unselected area or vise versa.

You also get an option to keep the Selection as a clipart. This tool has an icon with a heart shape.

How to use the PicsArt Selection Tools?

In order to use the PicsArt Selection Tools. Follow the Step by Step Instructions provided below.

Step 1 : Open your image in PicsArt.

Step 2 : Go to Tools>Selection.

Step 3 : Start highlighting the image by selecting any desired selection tools such as Rectangular, Circular, Marquee etc. And,

Step 4 : Now you can Copy, Paste, Cut, Add Effects etc. to your selection.

Step 5 : Tap on the top right check mark (√) to save your progress.

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Well, this was all in this post PicsArt Selection Tool. I hope this tutorial to be the one you were looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below.

If you want to increase your knowledge over PicsArt. You can read and learn more through the following links provided below.

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