How to use count tool in Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to use the count tool in Photoshop to add markers etc to a document in CC 2018 2017 2105 etc The tool can be found in the toolbar. It can be used by simply clicking the current image in different locations.

Count tool in Photoshop

how to use count tool in Photoshop
  1. Go to the Photoshop toolbar

  2. Select the count tool (123)

  3. Click the Photoshop document to add a marker / label .1 .2 .3 etc via the Photoshop count tool

  4. Click the Photoshop count tool on the artboard for as many markers you want to add

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A useful way of adding lists to your images (such as perhaps a powerpoint guide) as well as just marking perhaps certain points of interest in the image for reference purposes or perhaps as a reminder for some work later or perhaps as a way of selecting the number of the same designs or colors in an image or perhaps listing the brushes added or shapes added


Great for use with science and medical imaging etc as well powerpoint and keeping track of elements in an image.


You can add the markers. Select the 123, click the document to create a .1, click the document to create a .2 and repeat for .3 and .4 and so on.


You can delete them by holding down the alt / option key and then hover over the number and click and the number will be deleted and all the other numbers will be re-numbered. You can also clear them all in a second by clicking the clear button.


They are not cast in stone, you can move the items. Select the 123 and hover over a marker and click and then move the item. You can also constrain the movement by holding down the shift key so they can all be in a vertical or horizontal line. Another option for the distribution of the markers would be to use guidelines and then add them to the intersections on the grid or in the cells.


How to constrain them ? You can can also hold down the shift key to hold it in vertical and horizontal. Personally, I wish there were a little more such as perhaps a grid feature or alignment and distribution features (especially useful if you want to create a basic powerpoint list (though I would assume it may be better just use to the type / text for that and create points and align and distribute those layers). You could, of course, simply display a set of guide lines


You can keep the markers blue but you can but you can turn them all red via the tool color setting. Useful if using groups


You can also set the size (the number) by the label setting and the little dot (the marker) size via the marker setting. You can also make all the numbers / markers disappear by clicking the eyeball button.


You can also set up a new group for the numbers by clicking the folder icon and change the color for those and the marker and label size (these are independent so group 1 can have different settings to group 2 etc).


Once you are working in group 2 then the number sequence is independent as well so you can set up a new 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 etc sequence.


You can still select the group one etc though and move them and delete them though any adding of new markers will be added to the current selected group which can be set via the group combo dropdown


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