Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding, subtracting, and intersecting, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
Most of the Selection tools in Photoshop include the ability to create a new …selection, add to an existing selection, subtract from an existing selection, or …create an intersection with a selection. I wanted to address these options in …concept without worrying about trying to create an actual selection so that you …can better apply that knowledge with all of the Selection tools you'll use in Photoshop. …I'm simply going to choose the Rectangular Marquee tool and I'll draw an …arbitrary selection on the image. On the Options bar, you'll see that we …have a set of four buttons, and these four buttons are available for most of …the Selection tools. The first is the New Selection option, …then we have Add a Selection, Subtract from Selection or Intersect with Selection.…
With the New Selection option active, if I Click and Drag in the image to draw a …new selection, it replaces the existing selection. …If I choose the Add to Selection option, then any new selection I add will be in …addition to the existing selection. That can be a discontiguous area or a …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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