Automatic selection tools


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Automatic selection tools

Often the quickest way to select an object is based on its color and tone. There are several tools in Elements 9 Full Edit workspace that do that for you automatically. My favorite of those is the Quick Selection tool which is located here in the toolbar. With this tool, I can click in the image and drag and the Quick Selection tool moves ahead of me finding other pixels of similar tone and color and selecting those and it's smart enough to be able to see where there's an edge to the object.

It's looking for areas of high contrast. By default, this tool will add to a selection. So after I make my initial selection, if I see some areas that I missed like this area right here, I can click and drag over it. Here is another area right up here. Now this tool seems to work better with a small brush tip. So I am going to make my brush tip smaller by pressing the Left Bracket key on my keyboard and then I'll move over these areas and add them to the selection as well.

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Automatic selection tools
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Automatic selection tools provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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