Creating a graduated selection


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Creating a graduated selection

In this exercise, I'll show you how to create a graduated selection outline, one that fades in a single direction, in our case from bottom to top. I've gone ahead and saved my progress as Moon on sky.psd, found inside the 08 selections folder, and I'm going to switch over to this image, The wide road.jpg. And what I want to do is I want to select from about here in the sky, downward and I want the selection to fade in. So the sky will fade in and in the road will be entirely selected. So we'll start off by grabbing the Rectangular Marquee tool.

And then, I'm going to zoom out from the image, like so, and I'll drag about here, in order to select this region of the image. So we want to select about an inch of sky. And I know there's no way for me to say an inch of sky, because you could be zoomed in or zoomed out. Your screen could be any old resolution, but about that much sky and the road, like so, and then release. Now, at this point we have a hard edge sele...

Creating a graduated selection
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Creating a graduated selection provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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