The Quick Selection tool


show more The Quick Selection tool provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6 show less
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The Quick Selection tool

Let's take a quick look at some of the most essential techniques you'll use inside Adobe Photoshop in order to produce layered files for animation. This particular image is about ready to go, but I'm going to do a little bit of cleanup to remove some of the problems. Let's start by going ahead and making a basic selection. I'm going to split this into three major pieces, our subjects upfront, the tent, and then the background layer. I'll start with the Quick Selection tool.

This allows me to click on the image and start to detect edges, and it's much better than the Magic Wand. I'll go through and attempt to find most of the subject here. I can click and drag or just single click to pick up an area. Now this particular image lacks some contrast in the difference there with the sky, so it's not going to be perfect. With smaller clicks I could pick up smaller areas. There we go.

You see by a little bit of Alt-clicking or Option-clicking there you could subtract thi...

The Quick Selection tool
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The Quick Selection tool provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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Video
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After Effects Photoshop
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