By now we've witnessed the power of the Channels' panel. We've seen how to save and retrieve Alpha Channels, and we've examine the composition, so much high-level stuff, and yet now, only now, I introduced the selection tools, but now it's the perfect time. Now that you know Selections and Masks are actually the same thing, and now you can use masks to investigate and refine selections, you can truly appreciate the seven very basic but surprisingly powerful selection tools that Photoshop has to offer.
Watch these movies, see how the Selection tools work, and then join me as we make something truly magical using the Elliptical Marquee, the Magnetic Lasso, the Quick Selection tool, and the Magic Wand, four tools plus this chapter, equals one amazing composition.
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