Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with a monochromatic image, part of Photoshop Selections Workshop.
The key to creating selections easily is having some level of contrast between the …area you want to select and the area you don't want selected. …In an image such as this one, creating a selection can seem a particular challenge …since so much of the image looks the same as everything else in terms of overall …tonality and color. In this case I'd like to enhance the name …on the sign at the front of the train to the left which will require a few …different techniques to achieve the final selection. …Let's take a look at how we can approach such a challenge.…
I think for selecting the letters on the sign, the best approach is going to be …the color range selection. Even though there's not a lot of color …going on here, we can use these luminance values as the basis of a selection. …So I'll choose Select > Color Range from the menu, and I am actually going to zoom …in a bit on the sign so that we can get a better sense of the work we are doing …along the way. I'll leave the selection preview set to …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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