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Understanding selections

Selections let you isolate part of a layer to work on without affecting the rest of the layer. To show you what a selection looks like I'm going to select one of the simpler Selection tools in the toolbar, the Rectangular Marquee tool, which is used to make rectangular or square selections. I'll move into the image and create a rectangular selection by clicking in this pane of glass and dragging toward its bottom right corner. The animated dashes that you see are called marching ants, they represent the boundary of my selection.

Now whatever I do to the image will affect just the selected area on the selected layer. I have the window layer selected in the Layers panel which contains the photograph. There are many things that I can do inside of a selection. As just one example, I can fill the selection with color. To do that, I'll go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen, I'll choose Fill Selection, and that opens the Fill layer dialog box. First, I'll choose a c...

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 10 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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