Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining a selection, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
After you make a selection with any of the Selection tools,…it's always a good idea to open the Refine Edge dialog box, where you'll find…powerful controls that you can use to fine tune a selection.…Refine edge is useful whether you're working with a hard edge selection that…needs to be smooth or blended--like the one I'm going to create in this image--or…if you're trying to make a trickier selection around an object with a soft edge,…like hair or a leafy tree.…Let's start with a relatively hard edge selection.…I'll select the Quick Selection tool here in the toolbar and then I'll come into…the image, and I'm going to click and drag across the sky. And in just a…nanosecond I have a selection of the sky.…
Now that selection may look like a good one.…But when you're looking at the marching ant's view of a selection you really…can't see what's happening at the very edges of the selection.…So I'll check that out by going into the Refine Edge dialog box.…I can do that using the Refine Edge button in the options for any of the…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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