Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing images, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
Another time when you're going to want to use a selection is when you're…combining images into a composite, because you can use a selection as the…basis for a layer mask to hide part of one image, so you can see down through…to the images below.…To show you this, I first need to put a couple of images together.…I have two images opened. In order to see both of them, I am going to go to the…Application bar, which is here on a Mac, or part of the Menu bar on a PC.…And click on the Arrange Documents menu, and I am going to choose this 2 Up layout.…
Now I can see both images.…I'd like to bring the origami image into the yarn image,…so I'll click on the tab for the origami image, I'll go over to the toolbox, and…I'll select the Move tool.…I'll check the Layers panel to make sure that all of the layers that I want to…bring into the yarn image are selected in the origami image.…There is only one layer in the image, and it is selected.…I'll move into the origami image, and I'll click there.…I'm not clicking on the layer;…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
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Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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