Understanding selections


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Understanding selections

There are times when you are going to want to act on just part of a photograph or another image, but if you don't have multiple layers in the image, that's difficult to do. That's where selections come in. Selections allow you to isolate part of an image and work on just that part, without disturbing the rest of the image. This movie is an introduction to selections, to show you why they come in handy, and then I will go into more detail about making and using selections in the rest of this chapter. So here, let's say that I want to change the color of just this pink balloon and nothing else in the image.

There's only a single layer in the image, so I can't rely on layers to isolate the pink balloon. Instead I will make a selection that contains just the pink balloon. There are lots of different Selection tools and methods, and I will cover some of those in the movies to come. For now I am going to use one of my favorite selection tools, the Quick Selection tool, which...

Understanding selections
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Understanding selections provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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