Select by color and tone Photoshop Elements 11


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Selecting by color and tone

When you want to select areas that are similar in color, often the fastest way to do that is to use one of the Automatic Selection tools--either the Quick Selection tool here or down in this Options bar, or the Magic Wand tool. In this movie, I will show you both tools as well as a related tool, the Selection Brush tool. Let's start with the Quick Selection tool. With this tool selected, I am going to go to the Options and I'm going to check Auto Enhance in order to get the most accurate selection. This tool works best with a small brush tip. So I will move my cursor over the image, and I think in this case the default size is small enough.

So I'd like to select all of the red part of this train car. So I will just click on part of the red and start dragging. And the tool jumps ahead of me and makes a selection right up to the high contrast edge of the white lettering. What this tool does is as I click and drag, it is sampling the color and tone of the pixels under my cursor and...

Selecting by color and tone
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Selecting by color and tone 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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Photoshop Elements
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