Learn about how to make selections based on color targeting.
- [Instructor] In this movie,…we're going to make a simple selection, based on color.…Because to isolate this backpack from the background,…using the simple tools such as the rectangle…and the ellipse, that would take quite a while.…There is a tool called the lasso here,…which you can do by freehand dragging,…but even that, it would take too long to do.…So we're going to use an older tool,…it's been in Photoshop for, like, ever in here,…and it's the magic wand tool, which some people deride.…
But it's actually very good at selecting good, solid colors,…which is what we've got here.…Now you might be looking at the backpack and thinking,…no, we haven't, but I'm not looking at the backpack.…I'm looking at its surroundings.…It's the path of least resistance there.…So all you need to do here, look at the top here,…you can see it's got a tolerance value, 32 is fine,…that gives it different levels around white to select.…But click on the white, and you'll see it picks up…pretty much most of that white.…
Now inside of the enclosed areas, it's not getting those.…
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