Refine a selection Photoshop Elements 11


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Refining a selection

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 ...

Refining a selection
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Refining a selection provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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