Combining two different tools


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Combining two different tools

In this exercise I'll show you how to combine the functionality of two different selection tools, specifically we'll be using the Elliptical Marquee and the Magic Wand and that gives you more flexibility when you are creating selection outlines in Photoshop. I am still working inside the file Big eye.psd and let's say I want to apply an effect to this iris. However, I don't want the effect to engage either the highlights or the pupil; I just want to select the yellows and browns inside the eye and of course, I want to avoid the flesh and other portions of the image as well.

Probably, the best way to select those areas is to use the Magic Wand tool. So I'll drop down to the Quick Selection tool and before we switch over to the Magic Wand I do want to mention that the Quick Selection tool is the one tool that behaves differently than the others where selection calculations are concerned. Notice that by default, the Add to selection icon is active up here in the Options...

Combining two different tools
Video duration: 7m 29s 11h 36m Intermediate

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Combining two different tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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