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Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth

with Jan Kabili

Video: Welcome

Offers a comprehensive tour of selections, the key to performing creative imaging tasks in Photoshop CS5.
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  1. 2m 40s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 28s
  2. 30m 22s
    1. Changing part of an image
      5m 2s
    2. Using Content-Aware Fill
      5m 31s
    3. Compositing images
      4m 18s
    4. Correcting part of a photograph
      3m 51s
    5. Replacing a sky
      4m 46s
    6. Cropping an image
      1m 8s
    7. Building an object
      5m 46s
  3. 18m 52s
    1. Understanding selections and masks
      7m 26s
    2. Deselecting and reselecting
      2m 23s
    3. Hiding selection boundaries
      3m 15s
    4. Moving selection boundaries
      2m 14s
    5. Inverting selections
      2m 9s
    6. Selecting all
      1m 25s
  4. 17m 8s
    1. Transforming selections
      3m 16s
    2. Combining selections
      7m 31s
    3. Expanding selections
      6m 21s
  5. 41m 48s
    1. Selecting hair, pt. 1
      6m 26s
    2. Selecting hair, pt. 2
      6m 6s
    3. Removing color fringe
      5m 17s
    4. Selecting an object with hard and soft edges
      6m 55s
    5. Anti-aliasing vs. feathering
      9m 9s
    6. Working with Refine Mask
      7m 55s
  6. 16m 14s
    1. Selecting rectangles with the Rectangular Marquee tool
      6m 29s
    2. Selecting ovals with the Elliptical Marquee tool
      4m 44s
    3. Selecting straight edges with the Polygonal Lasso tool
      5m 1s
  7. 18m 9s
    1. Selecting freehand with the Lasso tool
      4m 57s
    2. Selecting precisely with the Pen tool and paths
      7m 32s
    3. Snapping to edges with the Magnetic Lasso tool
      5m 40s
  8. 28m 11s
    1. Selecting painlessly with the Quick Selection tool
      5m 33s
    2. Making the Magic Wand tool work for you
      5m 23s
    3. Selecting colors with the Color Range command
      5m 39s
    4. Changing colors with Replace Color and Hue/Saturation
      5m 16s
    5. Working with the Background Eraser tool
      6m 20s
  9. 20m 55s
    1. Selecting layer transparency
      3m 31s
    2. Selecting image luminosity
      3m 47s
    3. Increasing contrast in Camera Raw
      8m 40s
    4. Fine-tuning a color channel selection
      4m 57s
  10. 17m 1s
    1. Saving selections for reuse
      6m 2s
    2. Loading and modifying saved selections
      4m 54s
    3. Sharing selections between images
      6m 5s
  11. 13m 54s
    1. Cleaning up selections in Quick Mask
      4m 42s
    2. Filtering selections in Quick Mask
      2m 34s
    3. Painting selections in Quick Mask
      2m 10s
    4. Making Step and Repeat web buttons in Quick Mask
      4m 28s
  12. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth
Video duration: 0s 3h 45m Intermediate


In Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth, author Jan Kabili offers a comprehensive tour of Photoshop CS5's selection features. Selection options are the key to performing creative imaging tasks, such as isolating photo adjustments and making image composites. This course covers selection basics as well as the nuances of selections, including selecting hair, refining masks, saving and recalling selections, working in Quick Mask mode, and creating selections based on image properties, such as luminosity and color channels. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the when and why of making selections
  • Combining and transforming selections
  • Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
  • Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
  • Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
  • Removing color fringe around selections
  • Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
  • Working with the Color Range command
  • Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
  • Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
  • Working with Refine Mask
  • Sharing selections between images


Hi! I'm your instructor, Jan Kabili, welcoming you to Photoshop CS5 Selections In Depth, a deep dive into everything you need to know about selections. Making a good selection is an essential skill for every Photoshop user. This course will show you not only how to make good selections, but also when and why to make selections, in a variety of practical situations. I'll walk you step-by-step through the process of selecting hair and other fine details, and I'll explain the nuances of using the improved Refine Edge and Refine Mask controls to fine-tune your selections.

I'll go over all the selection tools in depth, from the most basic to the more subtle. We'll explore selection methods that work auto-magically, like the Quick Selection tool and the Color Range command. I'll break down the mysteries of selecting with the Pen tool and show you how to effortlessly snap a selection to an edge with the magnetic lasso. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, knowing as much as you can about selections will help you to work faster and smarter in Photoshop. So, let's get started exploring Photoshop CS5 Selections In Depth.

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