CdSe semiconductor thin films have been successfully synthesized onto stainless steel and FTO glass substrates by electrodeposition technique. Aqueous solutions containing precursors of Cd and Se have been used to obtain good quality films. The optimized films have been characterized for their structural andmorphological properties. X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies show that the films are polycrystalline in nature with hexagonal crystal structure. Effect of deposition current on crystallites is shown. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies show that the film surface is smooth, uniform and compact in nature.