Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting by color and tone, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essential Training: 2 Editing & Retouching Photos.
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 then selecting contiguous pixels of similar color and tone.…
- 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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