Selection basics


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Selection basics

Oftentimes you're going to want to work on an isolated area of an image without affecting the rest of the image. And that's where selections come into play. To show you what selections are, I'll make a simple selection using one of the many selection tools in Elements 9. I'm going to use the Rectangular Marquee tool from here in the toolbar. This tool is use to make rectangular and square-shaped selections. I'll come into the image and I'll click at one corner of this area and I'll drag diagonally down to the other corner. And then I'll release my mouse to create the selection boundary.

The animated dashed lines that define a selection boundary are called Marching Ants. Now whatever I do to the image is going to affect only the area inside the selection. For example, I happen to have Purple as my foreground color and if I paint with Purple the paint will land only in the selected area. I could use the regular Brush tool for that purpose, or the Color Replac...

Selection basics
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Selection basics provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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