Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting hair, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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One of the most difficult selections to make is a selection around a soft fine…edge like a model's hair, or animal fur, or some fine leaves on a tree.…None of the selection tools that we've seen so far will do a very good job of…making that kind of selection; but there is one feature, Refine Edge, which can…help you to make just this kind of selection.…Let me show you how it's done.…I'll start by making an initial selection using a couple of the selection tools…that we've already seen.…I'll get the Quick Selection Brush tool, I'll come into the image, and I'm going…to click and drag over the harder-edged parts of this photo--the model's jacket…and the model's hand.…
Then I'm going to switch to a tool over which I have more control, the Lasso tool.…I'll click on the Lasso tool here in the toolbar, and then in its Options bar…I'll click the Add icon to add to this initial selection.…Then I'm going to come into the image and with this tool, I'm going to click and…drag close to the edge of the model's hair, but I'm not going to include in this…
- 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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