Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Correcting part of a photograph, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
Here is another example of a common situation in which you'll find…yourself using selections,…and that's when you want to fix the brightness, the contrast, or maybe the color…of just part of a photograph.…It's typical that when you shoot a photograph that has a large area of bright…sky, like this one, that part of the photograph will be correctly exposed,…but another part may be too dark.…For example, in this image I have the mountains exposed pretty well, but the…foreground of the image could use a boost to both brightness and contrast.…
Before making an adjustment, I'm going to make a selection that will limit the…area that's going to be affected by my adjustment.…I'll go to the toolbox, and I'm going to select one of the basic selection tools,…the Lasso tool, which is used to make a free-form selection.…I move into the image, and I'll click and drag to create a selection around just…the foreground of the photograph.…And I'll move outside of the document window to make sure I get all the way…
- 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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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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